GO HOME

Go Home is the story of Viraf, a Parsi/Zoroastrian Indian foreign student in Delaware, who in the turbulent wake of the Iran hostage crisis can’t distinguish his redneck oppressors from his Deadhead neighbors. And the story of a violent world that is, nevertheless, slowly coming together.

National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis writes, “Given the cultural moment, I’m grateful to Fracis for his highly topical reexamination of the American Dream.”

American Book Award winner Susan Muaddi Darraj writes, “Go Home…offers insight in today’s tense climate. Beautiful prose, wise and witty.”

Pulitzer Prize finalist Diane Johnson writes, “I readĀ Go Home with great pleasure and lots of empathy for the displaced and somewhat mystified but always lovable Viraf.”

NPR/PRI/BBC commentator Deepak Singh writes, “This is a beautiful novel about leaving home and moving to America, old world to new.”

The Brooklyn Rail‘s reviewer Tadzio Koelb writes, “…the complex maze of his cultural allegiances makes ‘home’ a hard place to find.”

Singapore Poetry‘s reviewer Cyril Wong writes, “…a growing hostility and wariness [take] over his personality in ways that are newly poignant and even heartbreaking.”

Southern Fried Karma‘s reviewer Emery Duffey writes, “Fracis serves his readers…a painfully intimate snapshot of how one’s sense of identity can break.”

Red Dirt Report‘s reviewer Olivier Rey callsĀ Go Home “Funny, dark, true, and poignant.”

Folio Weekly‘s cover-page story by Daniel A. Brown says, “Sohrab Homi Fracis’ debut novel is a powerful, prescient tale…a quest tale of the highest order.”