REVIEW: HOME, BY TONI MORRISON

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What does it mean to come home?

For Frank Money, it means finding his way back to Lotus, Georgia, to rescue his fragile sister Cee. In 1950s America, the adversity a black man faces is clearly shown to the reader, from the moments on a train or in a restaurant, to his discoveries in Georgia upon his return. He is clearly suffering from some kind of Post-Traumatic Stress, as the images that war within his head follow him wherever he goes.

What has happened to Cee in his absence is devastating, but the strengths of their bonds help the two of them recapture a sense of family and home. And a scene near the end illustrates the essence of this feeling.

A short novella with beautiful prose, Home (Vintage International) was memorable and captivating. 4.0 stars.

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