Sunday, May 06, 2012

Book of the Week - HOME by Toni Morrison

from We Love this Book

Toni Morrison’s latest novella Home opens with a flashback of something horrific happening in a young man's childhood. Then we meet our narrator – 24-year-old Korean War veteran Frank Money – as he tries to work out his escape from a psychiatric ward. What happened in his childhood that he still barely comprehends and yet leads him to drink? Why is he locked in a psychiatric hospital? And why must he escape at any cost?
In this novella – "novella" may lead us into believing this could be a slight book for big subjects, but it's not – Morrison doesn’t let a word run spare. The prose is poetic, yet hard and forceful.


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