Synopsis

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: NPR, AV Club, St. Louis Dispatch

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307740915
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: First Vintage International edition
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 145
Weight: 172g
Height: 132mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 15mm