The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.
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. His home–and himself in it–may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he’s hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding himself–and his home.
LONGLISTED 2014 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
“This haunting, slender novel is a kind of tiny Rosetta Stone to Toni Morrison’s entire oeuvre…. Morrison has found a new, angular voice and straight-ahead storytelling style that showcase her knowledge of her characters, and the ways in which violence and passion and regret are braided through their lives, the ways in which love and duty can redeem a blighted past.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review
“Immaculate…. Beautiful, brutal…perfect prose.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Taut, lacerating…. One of our national literary treasures continues to marshal her considerable talents to draw a deeply moving narrative.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“A deceptively rich and cumulatively powerful novel…. A novel that illuminates truths that its characters may not be capable of articulating.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)