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by Morrison, Toni.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CD FIC MORRIS
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD MORRISON Toni
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual CD Mos
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CLP - East Liberty AV CD Morrison
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Green Tree Public Library Adult Audiobooks CD BK MOR
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC MORRISON (COMPACT DISC)
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD MO
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Penn Hills Library - Lincoln Park AD AV CD MOR
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks MORRISON Toni
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Summary
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.

America's most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man's desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he 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 and that he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits his memories from childhood and the war that have left him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he had thought he could never possess again.
A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The Korean conflict is over, and soldier Frank Money has returned to the States with a disturbed psyche that sends him beyond anger into actually acting out his rage. From the mental ward in which he has been incarcerated for an incident he can't even remember, he determines that he must escape. He needs to get to Atlanta to attend to his gravely ill sister and take her back to their Georgia hometown of Lotus, which, although Frank realizes a return there is necessary for his sister's sake, remains a detestable place in his mind. Morrison's taut, lacerating novel observes, through the struggles of Frank to move heaven and earth to reach and save his little sister, how a damaged man can gather the fortitude to clear his mind of war's horror and face his own part in that horror, leave the long-term anger he feels toward his hometown aside, and take responsibility for his own life as well as hers. With the economical presentation of a short story, the rhythms and cadence of a poem, and the total embrace and resonance of a novel, Morrison, one of our national literary treasures, continues to marshal her considerable talents to draw a deeply moving narrative and draw in a wide range of appreciative readers. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A quarter-million print run is the surest indication that the publisher is confident that a new Morrison novel is bound to be a big hit.--Hooper, Brad Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in the 1950s American South, Morrison's latest follows Frank Money, a troubled, African-American veteran as he tries to rebuild his life after the Korean War, overcome rampant racism, and care for his ailing sister in the hometown he tried to leave behind. Morrison's sparkling narration has a musical quality-her sonorous voice capturing the essence of her characters-and conveys a wide range of emotions, often within a single sentence. Although Morrison doesn't create accents or particularly distinct voices for all the characters, her reading is compelling and will make listeners care deeply about her characters and their fragile futures. A Knopf hardcover. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
African American veterans -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Veterans -- Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Fiction.
Georgia -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio/Books on Tape,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Random House Audio Publishing.
Books on Tape, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780307748997
0307748995
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