Author(s): Justin Huggler
When Jack, a war correspondent and wayward soul, returns home to Jersey injured from Afghanistan, he turns the lives of the Merryweather family upside down. Ten-year-old Ben and his brother and sister watch helplessly as the lively man they remember struggles to bring himself back from the brink. Twenty years later, an adult Ben Merryweather himself returns home after a long absence --- to visit his sick mother. With his own family in turmoil, he is vividly reminded of that fateful winter and realises that he must finally make sense of those months with his uncle Jack to help him decide his future. Set in an atmospheric Jersey, storm-torn and overshadowed by its Nazi-occupied past, The Return Home is a gripping and evocative tale about the breaking and mending of relationships and about facing one's failures in order to be able to move on.