Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Home - Toni Morrison
Morrison is one of my most beloved writers (good one, eh?!).
Her narrative voice is almost as delicious as her actual speaking voice (listen to her reading her own books, you will see what I mean).
The simplicity of the plot (a Korea war veteran returning home to retreive his younger sister) stands in stark opposition with Morrison's elaborate narrative structure, comprising various narrators, multiple focalizers - even, at some points, a character addressing the author - and frequent flashbacks.
Morrison's style is poetic and song-like, as ever.
Therefore, although 'Home' is not one of her major novels, it remains a an enoyable, high-quality parenthesis.