A novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague have it better, but still they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making.
Siege 13, by Tamas Dobozy. (Milkweed Editions, 2013). Built around the events of the Soviet Budapest Offensive at the end of World War II, Siege 13 is a series of linked stories that alternate between the siege itself and a contemporary community of Hungarian émigrés who find refuge in the West (Canada, the U.S., and parts of Europe).