Annotations for You Can't Go Home Again


Baker & Taylor
Novelist George Webber is driven from his hometown when his successful autobiographical novel infuriates the family and friends he has depicted in it

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Baker & Taylor
Successful novelist George Webber discovers that his quest for truth is not universal when he witnesses the storm of anger created by his novel depicting the lives of the people in his hometown. Reprint.

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HARPERCOLL
George Webber has written a successful novel about his family and hometown. When he returns to that town he is shaken by the force of the outrage and hatred that greets him. Family and friends feel naked and exposed by the truths they have seen in his book, and their fury drives him from his home. He begins a search for his own identity that takes him to New York and a hectic social whirl; to Paris with an uninhibited group of expatriates; to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler's shadow. At last Webber returns to America and rediscovers it with love, sorrow, and hope.

"If there stills lingers and doubt as to Wolfe's right to a place among the immortals of American letters, this work should dispel it."
--Cleveland News

"Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one of his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy."
--The New Yorker

"You Can't Go Home Again will stand apart from everything else that he wrote because this is the book of a man who had come to terms with himself, who has something profoundly important to say."
--New York Times Book Review



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