The Walk Home

The Walk Home

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has. Only he's not so sure he was right to go. He's been to London, taught himself to get by, and now he's working as a laborer not so far from his childhood home in Glasgow. But Stevie hasn't told his family--what's left of them--that he's back. Not yet. He's also not far from his uncle Eric, another one who left--for love this time. Stevie's toughened himself up against that emotion. And as for his mother, Lindsey . . . well, she ran her whole life. From her father and Ireland, from her husband, and eventually from Stevie, too. Moving between Stevie's contemporary Glaswegian life and the story of his parents when they were young, The Walk Home An extraordinarily deft and humane writer, Rachel Seiffert tells us the truth about love and about hope.
Publisher: New York :, Pantheon,, 2014
ISBN: 9780307908827
0307908828
Characteristics: c

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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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Blabbermouth
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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