Homing is an anthology of thrilling short stories, set in Cape Town, the author's home town.
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Title: Homing
Author: Henrietta Rose-Innes
Genre: Novel
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Umuzi
Cape Town, South Africa 2010
ISBN 9781415201343 / ISBN 978-1-4152-0134-3
Softcover, 15 x 22 cm, 176 pages


Professor Craig MacKenzie, member of the Stellenbosch Literary Project, did a very interesting review on this book: I felt very alone while reading this collection of sad, disturbing, poignant stories, a feeling reinforced by the fact that Homing offers the reader a set of intensely private moments in the lives of its fascinating range of characters. The author has returned the short story to one of its natural homes, the small lives of mostly solitary people, so the title of her collection, and of the lead story, is apt. Short story collections position themselves on a continuum from short story cycle, stories linked thematically and often geographically, to a gathering of unrelated items. Homing tends towards the second of these extremes: it immerses the reader in a wide array of character-types, settings and themes, to powerful and lingering effect. [...]

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