Monday, June 8, 2009

Orange Prize:"Home" by Marilynne Robinson

"Home" by Marilynne Robinson won the Orange prize for fiction this week. The Orange Prize is really prestigious and is the most prominant prize for female writers of fiction.

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.

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