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by Morrison, Toni.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
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Summary
"The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister"--
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"
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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
Historical fiction
Literature
Historical Fiction
African American Fiction
Fiction
Georgia Fiction.
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2012
2012
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780307959874
9780307959874
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