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Home by Marilynne Robinson



ISBN: 9781844085507 Category: Tags: , , ,


WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2009 Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous tender voice of John Ames in Gilead Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Now comes Home a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack’s story. Jack – prodigal son of the Boughton family godson and namesake of John Ames gone twenty years – has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father though he remains Boughton’s most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead fleeing her own mistakes to care for their dying father. Brilliant loveable wayward Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father’s old friend John Ames.

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Weight 280 g
Dimensions 197 × 166 × 24 mm


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