Twelve men running in direct line line from father to eldest son, who in turn becomes a father are the heroes of this wonderful family saga which runs over 300 years` panorama of Hungarian life and history. Each man also passes to his son certain unusual gifts: the ability to see the past, and in some cases to see the future too. The fathers also pass on a book in which they have left a personal record (`The Book of Fathers`). The reader is swept along by the narrative brilliance of Vamos` story. Some of his heroes are lucky, live long and are good at their trade; some are unlucky failures and their lives are cut short. Some are happily married, some have unhappy marriages and the ability to see into the future is often a poisoned chalice. An extraordinary and brilliant generational saga, THE BOOK OF FATHERS is set to become a European classic.