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Paperback | January 8, 2013

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Frank Money is an angry, broken veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits his memories from childhood and the war that have left him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he had thought he could never possess again.

A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home.

TONI MORRISON is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey. The author lives in Rockland County,...
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Title:HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.15 × 0.49 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307399737

ISBN - 13:9780307399731

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good intro Although I can't disagree with the reviews calling this novel unremarkable, I think it serves as a good introduction to Morrison in general. If you like it, her other work will most likely be better, and if you disliked it then you should stay away from the other novels since they are longer. It is still a good, if not wholly forgettable, story.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Her Best Well-written, but unremarkable.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simplify the meaning of brother This book was an easy read that shows that your past never leaves you. And the importance of family to heal your soul.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing How many themes does a novel need? I could have used a GPS to navigate the many paths that Toni Morrison takes us down in her latest book, Home. Is this an account of a road trip? Is this about a young man with post- traumatic stress following the Korean War? Is this about the plight of black Americans in the 1950s? Is it, as the title suggests, about the green, green grass of home? But then, why is the opening poem about self-awareness? Maybe it's about learning to be a man like the brutal horses who 'stood like men.' It's all of these things, in 145 pages. At Can.$25.95, maybe I'm getting my money's worth with so many ideas to chew through. Or maybe I'm asking myself, "Where's the editor of this tangle?" Read the rest of my review on my blog http://esthersbookreviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2013-01-23

Editorial Reviews

"Stunning.... A powerful meditation on life and a marvel to behold in its breadth and brevity. It demands and deserves repeat readings." The Independent"Morrison writes about psychological violence with an engineer's precision and a poet's expansiveness." The Seattle Times"Morrison loves language. She is a master.... Home is a horror story, a ghost story, a fairy story and also, an allegory." Donna Bailey Nurse, The Globe and Mail"A concise and explosive story.... Rich and layered, combining mythic symbols and a touch of magic realism...with a series of brutal acts and buried bodies which remind us that for some, life in the 1950s was as dangerous at home as it was on the frozen battlefields of Korea." Atlanta Journal Constitution"Simply put, Home is a must-read for Morrison fans." CBC Books