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The human comedy

Author: William Saroyan
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, ©1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : RevView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981.
Human comedy.
New York, N.Y. : Dell, ©1971
(OCoLC)894780652
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Saroyan
ISBN: 0440339332 9780440339335
OCLC Number: 12580811
Notes: A Laurel edition.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Responsibility: William Saroyan.

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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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