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Like a Toni Morrison primer, Home is a compression of many of the Nobel laureate’s perennial themes of memory, love and loss, uprooting and homecoming.

There is no doubting Morrison’s seriousness of intent but earnestness outweighs art and as a result Home is full of cracks.

This work’s accomplishment lies in its considerable capacity to make us feel that we are each not only resident but co-owner of, and collectively accountable for, this land we call home.

You know, even when it’s a slip of a thing like Home, that a Toni Morrison novel is going to be a big book. The Nobel Prize-winner’s work is an ever more complete chronicling of the black American experience, from the beginnings of slavery in her last novel, A Mercy, to the Nineties closure of a chichi black holiday resort in Love.