Review: Home by Toni Morrison

I can’t believe I’m just now posting this review when it was the first book I finished in 2014. This is the story of Frank Money who finds himself in the position of having to rescue his sister from a doctor who is performing unsanctioned medical experiments on her all while dealing with mental and physical traumas suffered during the Korean war. Frank must travel to Georgia and find his sister and then return to their hometown, a small place he was happy to be rid of, in order to save her life.

I also can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m pretty sure this is the first Toni Morrison book I’ve ever read. And, I can see what all the fuss was about. The prose was beautiful and the characters were nuanced. The narrative takes us back and forth in time from Frank’s younger days to the present as Frank faces his trauma and finds his courage and himself. While not a cheerful narrative, it was enjoyable and I look forward to reading more of Morrison’s work in the future.

I got this book from the Erie County Public Library.

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