If there were ever such a thing as a perfect writer, Toni Morrison would be the closest to it that I've encountered in my life so far. She is extremely purposeful in her approach. Every word is intentional; every story development is carefully planted.
Each surprise in Home is resolved like a breath of fresh air, yet tension lingers from beginning to end, leaving you pulled, questioning, and longing for more.
Centered around a troubled veteran of the Korean War—and the shame, passion, and loyalty associated with his acclimation back to semblances of normalcy—Home reads like a Sunday movie. Though there were some parts that felt a bit too formulaic, Toni Morrison's nuanced, multilayered storytelling shines brightly throughout.
For explorations of identity, family, survival, and courage, I recommend this one.