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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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 16/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781844085507  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her second novel, GILEAD, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction

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In this novel more than her others, you are aware of how the present is given meaning through our memories, our interpretation, of the past. Robinson's light and quiet style is able to convey the way in which many of our conversations with family and friends are loaded with our experiences of the past, and make sense and are often evaluated in light of this. 'Home' gives us a rich view of the American mid-West via the microcosm of Gilead and a handful of families there; it is an intimate and beautifully rendered portrait.

- 07/10/2016
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I was astounded when I first read Marilynne Robinson’s three novels, Home, Housekeeping and Gilead. They are all wonderful. Underneath the quietness of style, almost Jane Austen in tone, is the urgent beating of the wider world at the rectory windows of the deep Mid-West.

Justin Cartwright - 03/09/2013

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