The Walk Home

The Walk Home

A Novel

Book - 2014 | First American edition
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Growing up in a Glasgow community haunted by Ireland's Troubles and religious divides, young Stevie finds his precarious family stability and sense of self threatened by his father's marching band's loyalist paramilitary ties.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2014
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780307908810
030790881X
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm

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May 11, 2016

While I worried that something terrible might be just around the corner, I put my trust in the author, who gave us so many kind exchanges between family members ... loving, all. And while the characters certainly suffer losses, Seiffert is so skilled: Nothing histrionic or outsized happens here. Just daily live and love. A fine novel.

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Dec 22, 2014

I read the blurb on the back cover it said it not only is a deeply human story but a powerful insight into the noise of identity.????????????? What does that mean????!!!!???!!!! Anyway I thought it seemed to be a story about a family that didn't express themselves very well. Not a lot of self-awareness. I stayed to the end but once I reached the end it was disappointing and I wished I hadn't stayed with it.

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