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The Human Comedy - William Saroyan
The Human Comedy
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The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauley's—a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America's second-generation immigrants. In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to... show more
The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauley's—a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America's second-generation immigrants. In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to become one of the fastest telegraph messengers in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime death, love, and money brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw. This delightful novel shows us the boy becoming the man in a world that even in the midst of war, appears sweeter, safer and more livable than our own.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440339335 (0440339332)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Human Comedy
I hate typing on the iPad, so this'll be short n sweet: I don't know what took me so long to find Saroyan, but now I have, I'll be reading more. THC is a well-wriiten coming of age that's likely to strike a chord. Perhaps many modern readers will either love or hate it for it's sappy sweetness and/o...
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