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‘Home’ coming in May from Toni Morrison

In reading on January 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Home

An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home—and himself in it—may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank 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, which he’s hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood—and his home.

The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.

Came across this link/description today and was drawn in; I’ve added Home to my reading list for the spring. Back in my English major days, I read so many books for classes that I now feel the need to go back and read everything from back then all over again, along with the must-read books I somehow missed reading along the way; Toni Morrison’s books are on that list.

One of these days, I’m going to schedule a solo reading vacation – hole up in a beautiful place somewhere far from  home for two weeks and read and re-read books from that long list.

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