Homecoming

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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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HOMECOMING

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

Homecoming

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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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
9
Section 4
13
Section 5
18
Section 6
21
Section 7
23
Section 8
32
Section 25
139
Section 26
142
Section 27
150
Section 28
153
Section 29
156
Section 30
159
Section 31
162
Section 32
167

Section 9
37
Section 10
49
Section 11
50
Section 12
67
Section 13
70
Section 14
73
Section 15
76
Section 16
79
Section 17
82
Section 18
86
Section 19
91
Section 20
99
Section 21
104
Section 22
117
Section 23
127
Section 24
133
Section 33
181
Section 34
183
Section 35
189
Section 36
192
Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
211
Section 41
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Section 42
226
Section 43
241
Section 44
245
Section 45
251
Section 46
254
Section 47
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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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