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Homecoming

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
The first novel by Bernhard Schlink since his international best seller The Reader, Homecoming is the story of one man's odyssey and another man's pursuit.

A child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with his mother and scant memories of his father, a victim of war. Now an adult, Peter embarks upon a search for the truth surrounding his mother's unwavering--but shaky--history and the possibility of finding his missing father after all these years. The search takes him across Europe, to the United States, and back: finding witnesses, falling in and out of love, chasing fragments of a story and a person who may or may not exist. Within a maze of reinvented identities, Peter pieces together a portrait of a man who uses words as one might use a change of clothing, as he assumes a new guise in any given situation simply to stay alive.

The chase leads Peter to New York City, where he hopes to find the real person behind the disguises. Operating under an assumed identity of his own, Peter unravels the secrets surrounding Columbia University's celebrated political science professor and best-selling author John de Baur, who is known for his incendiary philosophy and the charismatic rapport he has with his students. Terrifying mind games challenge Peter's ability to bring to light the truth surrounding his family history while still holding on to the love of a woman who promises a new life, free of lies and deceit.

Homecoming is a story of fathers and sons, men and women, war and peace. It reveals the humanity that survives the trauma of war and the ongoing possibility for redemption.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Homecoming: A novel
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-375-42091-6 / 978-0-375-42091-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Homecoming: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7393-2777-1 / 978-0-7393-2777-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-84468-7 / 978-0-297-84468-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7538-2328-4 / 978-0-7538-2328-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Homecoming (Vintage International)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-375-72557-1 / 978-0-375-72557-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7538-2310-1 / 978-0-7538-2310-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Prof Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-297-84472-5 / 978-0-297-84472-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7531-3285-0 / 978-0-7531-3285-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7531-3286-9 / 978-0-7531-3286-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Homecoming: A novel
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 0-7393-5924-X / 978-0-7393-5924-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Homecoming: A Novel
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Homecoming (Unabrigded)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN: 1-4159-4715-5 / 978-1-4159-4715-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book On Tape
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Homecoming
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Homecoming: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA