Homecoming

Homecoming

Book - 2008
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A child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with his mother and scant memories of his father, a victim of the war. Now an adult, Peter embarks on a search for the truth surrounding his mother's unwavering--but shaky--history, and the possibility of finding his missing father."
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780375420917
0375420916
Branch Call Number: SCHLINK
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 22 cm.

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GLNovak
Jan 27, 2016

I can't recommend this book to anyone who isn't willing to wade through many references to Homer's Odyssey, to engage in a contemplation of the many sides of evil, and to endure almost constant indecision on the part of the narrator. The story of Peter Debauer and his search for his father is pretty thin and full of side ramblings. Yes, it is about homecoming, I guess, if you think of it in terms of finding where you feel at home. It is hard to follow at times, and often I just wanted to shake the author and say 'Get on with it'. One consolation - it is only 260 pages.

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 13, 2015

For me this book reads more like a collection of essays, and not a novel, which the book claims to be. Unfortunately it failed to hold my attention, and I quickly moved onto the author's other book, Summer Lies.

mrsgail5756 Dec 13, 2011

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