Homecoming : Martin Godwin is a man who prefers to live a quiet life alone. But there is the question of his son Frank, and there is also the question of Nora. Haunted by his memories of Vietnam, Martin takes solace in old friendships, but his marriage is over and his relationship with Frank is often strained. And is he responsible for what happened to Nora? If he'd come home earlier that day, if he'd acted sooner . . . Frank's happiness in a new relationship throws Martin's solitude into even sharper relief. And Frank's partner, Maria, just happens to be Vietnamese. As he gets to know her, Martin begins to see her homeland in a new light. And to look at new ways of living with the past and imagining a future.