"Trifecta "looks at the odds in the lives of the three children of Martin and Agnes Klepka. Martin was one of the refugees of Nazism who famously brought Modernist architecture and real coffee to New Zealand. Many years after his early death from a heart attack, Klepka s children are struggling in their different ways with the difficult legacy of their charismatic, overbearing father. Sandy, who was disliked by his father, is a cultural historian in the twilight of his career, disgraced, divorced and reduced to a .2 position at Auckland University. Veronica, who bored her father, is struggling with a failing art deco Napier tour company and an alcoholic husband. And Mick, Martin Klepka s favorite, a gambling, methamphetamine and sex addict, is still living alone in the Red House, his father s plagiarized masterpiece."
Victoria University Press