A Reading of Home by Professor Toni Morrison
A public reading of excerpts of Home, Professor Toni Morrison's new novel. Presented by the Center for African American Studies and the Council of the Humanities.
Location: Richardson Auditorium
Date/Time: 10/02/12 at 5:30 pm - 10/02/12 at 7:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available beginning September 13 for Princeton University I.D. Holders only. Limit two tickets per I.D. Holder. Tickets will be available through the Frist Campus Center Ticketing Office from 12pm-6pm, Monday-Friday.
Beginning September 21, tickets will be available for the general public. Tickets will be available through the Frist Campus Center Ticketing Office from 12pm-6pm on Monday-Friday. For more information on how to obtain tickets, please call (609) 258-9220.
About the Book:
America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he’s hated all his life. As Frank revisits his memories from childhood and the war that have left him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he had thought he could never possess again.
A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood—and his home.
About Toni Morrison:
Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, Special Consultant to the Director of the Princeton Atelier, Lecturer with the rank of Professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She is also the 2012-2013 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities.
Professor Toni Morrison is recognized as one of the most influential writers in American literary history. She served on the faculty of the creative writing program and is the founder of the Princeton Atelier, which brings to campus renowned artists from all fields to collaborate with students on original performances, productions and exhibitions. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Beloved, the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature and the 2000 National Humanities Medal.
Please note that there will not be a book signing at this event, but signed books will be available for sale.
Department: Center for African American Studies