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    May 2012, 160 pages
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    Jan 2013, 160 pages

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Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, writes a novella about a Korean war veteran returning home

The Korean War is over, and a damaged young veteran named Frank tries to make his way back to the South where his sister is dying. Home, the newest work from Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, recounts this story through the moment-by-moment lives of Frank, his sister, Cee, his grandmother and his girlfriend. The past looms large, and the characters' current lives are mostly unhappy. Terrible things have happened to all of them, but that's not what matters, at least not in the long run. Life will never be anything but a shapeless series of events until Frank, Cee and the others stop simply reacting and start deciding for themselves who they are and what they want.

Home is very short - a novella rather than a novel - and the details are sketchy. It gives the impression of something boiled down to its essence, nothing extraneous. Morrison focuses on the internal experiences of characters not ...

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