I didn't say much about the book !
Well it's the story of a man who returns from the Korean war and travels across America to find his sister and take her home.
Meanwhile you see glimpses of race conflict, poverty, compassion, insanity, evil, abuse, kindness and a deep homecoming.
The book is set in the mid to late 50s. I said, "but this is a snapshot of then. These things couldn't happen now."
"Oh yes they could, it's just the same," assured one of our number, an American, supporting their assertion with horrifying contemporary statistics.
It left me marvelling again about the glory and the agony, the wonder and the horror that is humankind.