No Heroes (Paperback)
A Memoir of Coming Home
Simon & Schuster, 9780684865522, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2003
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Interwoven with this bittersweet homecoming tale are the wartime stories of Offutt's parents-in-law, Arthur and Irene. An unlikely friendship develops between the eighty-year-old Polish Jew and the forty-year-old Kentucky hillbilly as Arthur and Offutt share comfort in exile, reliving the past at a distance. With masterful prose, Offutt combines these disparate accounts to create No Heroes, a profound meditation on family, home, the Holocaust, and history.
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Praise For No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home…
Chicago Tribune Offutt...is a shot of Kentucky bourbon, a writer whose distillations of life are spare and pure and breathtaking.
The Seattle Times Offutt's gift to readers is substantial.