• $11.99

Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner: an emotional powerhouse of a novel about a modern Odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary Black man

When Frank Money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee. After the war, he journeys to his native Georgia with a renewed sense of purpose in search of his sister, but it becomes clear that their troubles began well before their wartime separation. Together, they return to their rural hometown of Lotus, where buried secrets are unearthed and where Frank learns at last what it means to be a man, what it takes to heal, and—above all—what it means to come home.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
May 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.7
MB

Customer Reviews

mispris006 ,

Good read

Good story. Great writing.

ahendo ,

Hmmm......what to say.....

Well this was def. not a fair price....priced too high for sooo little. This will be worth the price @ $4.99; really!! not even 200 pages. I have learned from this book that from now on look at PRICE and the #of PAGES in the ebook before buying (11.99), i feel robbed. Other than that this short story was nicely written, i loved the characters, but there was def. room for more details. Lily's story, what actually happened to Cee, and so on and so.

DoWriteMan ,

A powerful appetizer

Length does not dictate the quality of a story but I wanted more: I wanted to witness the healing of Cee and Frank; I wanted to watch Lily take possession of her own home. The writing is lyrical and brutal, a mirror of the conflicts and dreams that create the story of this unique family. Some parts will make you squirm, others will bring a wide smile to your face. The first- and third-person narrator format was confusing at first but now I realize I (the reader) was part of Frank's return to reality . . . and a new life. "Home" is a tasty starter but now I'm ready for the main course. Maybe Toni will cook up a sequel that puts Lotus into the capable hands of Miss Ethel and her hard-working crew of church women.

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