When Frank Money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger.
Frank is a modern Odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary black man. As he journeys to his native Georgia in search of Cee, it becomes clear that their troubles began well before their wartime separation. Together, they return to their rural hometown of Lotus, where buried secrets are unearthed and where Frank learns at last what it means to be a man, what it takes to heal, and – above all – what it means to come home.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
This beautifully written, powerful story of a man finding his manhood and, in the end, his home is the latest example of Morrison’s genius.
A beautiful novel. Brief, well constructed and elegantly written. It also gives you a sense of affection and optimism.