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Vintage International, 2009 - Fiction - 260 pages
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Growing up with his mother in Germany, Peter Debauer knows little about his father, an apparent victim of the Second World War. But when he stumbles upon a few pages from a long-lost novel, Peter embarks on a quest that leads him across Europe to the United States, chasing fragments of a story within a story and a master of disguises who may or may not exist. Homecoming is a tale of fathers and sons, men and women, war and peace. It reveals the humanity that survives the trauma of war and the ongoing possibility for redemption.

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User Review  - sochri - LibraryThing

I was drawn in by the beginning of this book only to be spit out left disappointed at the end. The search for the author of a partial manuscript found at the home of the narrator's grandparents was ... Read full review

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User Review  - cat-ballou - LibraryThing

this is a deeply philosophical work of fiction. i had a hard time getting through some passages, and sometimes had a hard time liking the protagonist. however, if philosophy is your cup of tea & you're looking for something similar in fiction, this would be a good pick. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of the internationally nest-selling novel The Reader, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. He lives in Berlin and New York.

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