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. Toni Morrison's deeply moving novel reveals an apparently defeated man finding his manhood -- and, finally, his home. This is a stunning new novel, by the author of Beloved.
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Morrison's writing is so deft that even barely sketched characters leap off the page - Sunday Telegraph
It is beautifully, sparely written, as with all Morrison's work, and lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned - Sunday Express
Morrison excels at presenting a raw and moving portrait of fractured masculinity. - Independent
Pulsing with imaginative energy, it displays Morrison’s veteran ability to combine physical and social immediacy with psychological and emotional subtlety. A fine addition to Morrison’s expansive chronicling of black American history, Home is a compact triumph - Sunday Times
A highly fractured tale intended to resemble the crumbling nature of Money’s existence post war. Nothing is over-laboured. Each word resounds with sultry, heat-oppressive Georgia - Spectator
When Morrison writes at her best, you can feel the workings of history through her prose - Spectator
Compelling...brief but intense... Morrison writes with her usual lyricism - Literary Review
Morrison shows us the complexity of truth...written in the weightless prose we have come to expect - Scotsman
Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds -
Toni Morrison still has the power to shock and deliver hope - Good Housekeeping
Ms. Morrison has rediscovered an urgent, poetic voice that enables her to move back and forth with immediacy and ease between the worlds of history and myth, between ordinary daily life and the realm of fable... A heartbreaking account of lost innocence and fractured dreams... Haunting - New York Times
Spare and visual…a writer of consummate grace - The Times
Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature - New York Review of Books
Powerful, sparse prose - Vogue, Spring Reads
Part of Morrison’s longstanding greatness resides in her ability to specific stories about the black experience and simultaneously speak to all experience - International Herald Tribune
Brief but encompassing a whole era, this is a riveting addition to Morrison’s magisterial mapping of American black experience - Sunday Times
Well-crafted - Daily Telegraph
A black Korean War veteran, discharged from an integrated Army into a segregated homeland, makes a reluctant journey back to Georgia in a novel engaged with themes that have long haunted Morrison - New York Times
I read Toni Morrison’s Home in one sitting and was moved to tears. It’s a novella only in length: the deceptively straightforward narrative contains worlds. Home isn’t just a place but becomes a state of mind, a feeling of true groundedness - Scotsman
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and, most recently, A Mercy. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.