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  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099555940
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99
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Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved, Toni Morrison is one of the finest novelists of our times.

A stirring exploration of war, race and belonging from the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved.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. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his shattered sense of self, he unearths the courage he thought he'd lost forever. It is with incantatory power that Morrison's language reveals an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and, finally, his home.

'No other writer in my lifetime, or perhaps ever, has married so completely an understanding of the structures of power with knowledge of the human heart' Kamila Shamsie, GuardianWinner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099555940
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama. Toni Morrison died on 5 August 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.

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Praise for Home

[Morrison's] writing is art, the best, and her language conveys a colour and feeling that has few equals among novelists

A triumph

Sunday Times

A heartbreaking account of lost innocence and fractured dreams... Haunting

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

Scotsman

Morrison’s writing is so deft that even barely sketched characters leap off the page

Sunday Telegraph

Morrison excels at presenting a raw and moving portrait of fractured masculinity

Independent

Pulsing with imaginative energy… Home is a compact triumph

Sunday Times

Beautifully, sparely written…lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned

Sunday Express

Toni Morrison still has the power to shock and deliver hope

Good Housekeeping

Each word resounds with sultry, heat-oppressive Georgia

Spectator

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

Compelling...brief but intense...Morrison writes with her usual lyricism

Literary Review

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

Toni Morrison still has the power to shock and deliver hope

Good Housekeeping

Spare and visual…a writer of consummate.

Times

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

Morrison's writing is so deft that even barely sketched characters leap off the page

Sunday Telegraph

Home is a powerful reminder of the impact the past plays on the present

The Times

Morrison can say more in one word than most novelists manage in an entire book. Superb

Glasgow Sunday Herald

Bursting with poetic language and horrific events this is a penetrating insight to the African-American experience

The Lady

It is a powerful set-up, building suspense and a mounting sense of anxiety

Guardian

Toni Morrison’s mesmerising prose manages to be both elegiac and visceral at the same time

Mail on Sunday

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