The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

Paperback - 1971
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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 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. Gentle, poignant and richly autobiographical, 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 out own.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, c1971
Edition: Rev. by the author
ISBN: 9780440339335
Branch Call Number: FIC SAR
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 18 cm


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Jul 11, 2016

Read after seeing Meg Ryan's directorial debut film "Ithaca," based on this book.

Apr 26, 2015

Better if you read My Name is Aram first.

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