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Author:  Toni Morrison
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307740919
ISBN-13: 9780307740915
Sku: 234877904
Publish Date: 1/1/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  145
 
When Frank joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his fragile little sister, Cee. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger. Frank is a modern Odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary black man.
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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.

America's most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man's desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing 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.

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A traumatized veteran of the Korean War returns home to small-town Georgia. Revisiting his painful childhood memories and struggling to aid his ailing younger sister, he is forced to draw upon strength he is unsure he possesses.
Author Bio
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison's childhood was informed by voracious reading and by the stories her father would tell his four children. Educated at Howard and Cornell universities, Morrison has worked as a professor (including at Princeton), lecturer, and editor, in addition to writing fiction and non-fiction. She was married in 1958 to Harold Morrison; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1964. Much later she would co-author children's books with her son Slade. ||Morrison's first book, THE BLUEST EYE was published in 1970, and her successes and accolades increased with each subsequent publication: her second book, SULA (1975), was a National Book Award nominee, while her fifth novel, BELOVED (1988), won the Pulitzer Prize. BELOVED was also adapted for a film starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 1993 Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Throughout her writings, Morrison wields the power of storytelling in resistance to the cultural silencing of marginalized black Americans. Her stories employ finely tuned dialog full of colloquially layered meanings that buoy the epic scope of her vision. Morrison's works have inspired devotion in readers, as well as receiving critical acclaim. For instance, Oprah chose THE BLUEST EYE for her book club in 2000. More than an author, Morrison is a public intellectual, highly respected for her wisdom, political convictions, and eloquence

Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison's childhood was informed by voracious reading and by the stories her father would tell his four children. Educated at Howard and Cornell universities, Morrison has worked as a professor (including at Princeton), lecturer, and editor, in addition to writing fiction and non-fiction. She was married in 1958 to Harold Morrison; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1964. Much later she would co-author children's books with her son Slade. ||Morrison's first book, THE BLUEST EYE was published in 1970, and her successes and accolades increased with each subsequent publication: her second book, SULA (1975), was a National Book Award nominee, while her fifth novel, BELOVED (1988), won the Pulitzer Prize. BELOVED was also adapted for a film starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 1993 Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Throughout her writings, Morrison wields the power of storytelling in resistance to the cultural silencing of marginalized black Americans. Her stories employ finely tuned dialog full of colloquially layered meanings that buoy the epic scope of her vision. Morrison's works have inspired devotion in readers, as well as receiving critical acclaim. For instance, Oprah chose THE BLUEST EYE for her book club in 2000. More than an author, Morrison is a public intellectual, highly respected for her wisdom, political convictions, and eloquence

Praise

"A deceptively rich and cumulatively powerful novel. . . . [It] illuminates truths that its characters may not be capable of articulating." (starred review) 03/15/2012

"Beautiful, brutal, as is Morrison's perfect prose." (starred review) 03/26/2012

"[A] moving testament to taking responsibility for your own life--especially the parts you'd like to look away from." - Melissa Maerz 05/04/2012

"[The main character possesses] a voice that demands both honesty and restraint, and Morrison obeys it." - Matthew Love 05/02/2012

"Ms. Morrison has found a new, angular voice and straight-ahead storytelling style that showcase her knowledge of her characters, and the ways in which violence and passion and regret are braided through their lives, the ways in which love and duty can redeem a blighted past." - Michiko Kakutani 05/08/2012

"This work's accomplishment lies in its considerable capacity to make us feel that we are each not only resident but co-owner of, and collectively accountable for, this land we call home." - Leah Hager Cohen 05/20/2012

"HOME has a sparer, faster pace than earlier Morrison novels like BELOVED or JAZZ, as though a drumbeat is steadily intensifying in the background and the storyteller has to keep up....[P]erhaps Morrison's most lyrical performance so far." - Christopher Benfey 07/12/2012

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0145
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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