Now in her 80s, Morrison continues to be one of literature's great storytellers. She published the novel Home in 2012, exploring a period of American history once again—this time, the post-Korean War era. "I was trying to take the scab off the '50s, the general idea of it as very comfortable, happy, nostalgic. Mad Men . Oh, please," she said to the Guardian in reference to choosing the setting. "There was a horrible war you didn't call a war, where 58,000 people died. There was McCarthy ." Her main character, Frank, is a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that adversely affects his relationships and ability to function in the world.
The issue of unfaithfulness and betrayal are central issues that keep recurring in the novel, from Boyboy deserting his family to Jude and Sula betraying Nel. Boyboy did not live up to the expectations of being a good father or a good husband. He left his family when he no longer could face the challenges of providing for them, coward that he was. He came back several years later, accompanied by another woman and he did not even spark the interst to see his children (pg. 86). The choices made by Boyboy show what an irresponsible father and