Going Home Again

Going Home Again

Book - 2013 | 1st Canadian ed.
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize

A wrenching and dramatic story that explores the fabric of family: sibling rivalries, marriages on the rocks, hurt children, midlife crises--in short, modern life

When Charlie Bellerose reunites with his flamboyant brother Nate, after two decades apart, their youthful rivalry seems forgotten. Drawn together again by their failed marriages, trying to survive in a world of long-distance parenting and hopeful reunions, they begin to imagine that they can be a new family of sorts. But Charlie's chance encounter with his first love, Holly, now happily married, unravels his past and complicates his present, plunging him back to his bittersweet college days in Montreal and the fate of his best friend Miles, and forward into Nate's dangerous attraction to Holly's sixteen-year-old daughter, Riley. Yet even Charlie, with all he now knows about his brother, cannot foresee the violence to come.

A novel about the mysteries of the human heart, Going Home Again is rich with the exquisite tensions between men and women as they fall in and out of love.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2013.
Edition: 1st Canadian ed.
ISBN: 9781443433655
9781554680702
Branch Call Number: BOCK
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 22 cm.

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mclarjh
Mar 08, 2014

Disappointing, overwritten, unsympathetic characters, misogynist.

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uncommonreader
Nov 30, 2013

A book about memory and the meaning of family and friendship, it oddly keeps the reader at a distance.

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becker
Nov 01, 2013

I liked this well enough. It became more meaningful as you get closer to the end. But Giller worthy? I didn't find anything about the story or the writing that was noteable.

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marcrrussell
Oct 15, 2013

a stunning surprise- I especially liked the idea that we often give second and third chances to the wrong people, while withholding forgiveness from others more deserving (and ourselves)

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