A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham

A Home at the End of the World is a 1990 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning Michael Cunningham. Although it was written years ago, as with any good book, it manages to address and change the reader.


A Home at the End of the World is based on the relationship between Jonathan, Bobby and Claire. It does not only look at the relationship between the trio, but it also looks at their relationship with other people. Cunningham wrote the book in chapters, and each chapter is through the eyes of a character.

A Home at the End of the World - Michael Cunningham

Each of the characters is so real that they feel like they will jump out of the book and start to talk to you. Each of them has its own cute sides and of course, repelling qualities. But the author has done such a job that we understand each one very well; we are no strangers to any of them.

This is a book that will change your view on life, relationships, love, friendships and family. But most of all, this is a novel about love. Cunningham writes about love, avoiding all the stereotypes. When you push aside society, norms, rules, anything you can think of, the pure love that is left will be the only thing you can think of.

A Home at the End of the World - Michael Cunningham

This will be a great choice if you are looking for a heart-warming story. This beautiful book has made me think about many things, and I hope it’ll have the same effect on you as well. Read it without your prejudices. Enjoy!

About the book: A Home at the End of the World

‘It was the start of my second new life, in a city that had a spin of its own. A wilder orbit inside the earth’s calm blue-green whirl. New York wasn’t open to the hopelessness and lost purpose that drifted around lesser places . . . ‘

Meet Bobby, Jonathan and Clare. Three friends, three lovers, however three ordinary people. Trying to make a place for themselves in the harsh and uncompromising world of the Seventies and Eighties.

And as our threesome form a new kind of relationship, a new approach to family and love. Questioning so much about the world around them, so they hope to create a space, a home, in which to live.


About the author: Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1999. Cunningham is a senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University.

A Home at the End of the World - Michael Cunningham

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