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Vintage Books, 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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Several "homecomings" are chronicled in this earnest, carefully layered novel from the German author.The narrator and protagonist, World War II survivor Peter Debauer, repeatedly "returns" from ... Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Schlink's phenomenal The Reader is a hard act to follow, and while this new work doesn't quite measure up, it's still very, very good. Raised in post-World War II Germany by a tight-lipped single ... 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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