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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.

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The story of an American family in wartime.

About the Author

William Saroyan was one of Americas major twentieth century writers. In his prize-winning play, “The Time of Your life,” and in his celebrated fictional works such as “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze,” he displayed a fantastical imagination and irresistible charm that is still fresh and entertaining today.

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Rami, February 27, 2011 (view all comments by Rami)
"The Human Comedy" is a heartwarming tale of two brothers coping with their oldest brother's absence. The author masterfully weaves in difficult topics like death and time, and makes it an all-over endearing story.
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"The Human Comedy" is a heartwarming tale of two brothers coping with their oldest brother's absence. The author masterfully weaves in difficult topics like death and time, and makes it an all-over endearing story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440339335
Author:
Saroyan, William
Publisher:
Laurel Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Romance Norte Americano
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;wwii;novel;literature;classic;american;california;adolescence;classics;family;usa;20th century;humor;coming of age;america;american literature;historical fiction;war
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. T-CSGCP-002
Publication Date:
19660831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.76x4.17x.54 in. .22 lbs.

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