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An intensely personal exposé of what happens when family and politics collide during the collapse of the Hungarian Communist regime.
Thirty years after the fall of communism in Hungary, as Andras Forgach investigated his family's past, he uncovered a horrifying truth. His mother, whom he deeply loved, had been an informant for the Kadar regime. She had informed not only on acquaintances but on family, friends, and even her children.
In a work of heartbreaking intensity and nuance, Forgach must confront the truth about the woman who was simultaneously an informant as well as a tender and lovable parent, a victim and a perpetrator.
In The Acts of My Mother, Forgach gives voice to his deceased mother, holding her responsible for her deeds while defending the memories he cherished of her as a son.