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  • Published: 3 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448138616
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176
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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, Guardian

Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

  • Pub date: 3 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448138616
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

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

“Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don’t seem to come close to explaining her”

Guardian

“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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