A collection of poignant stories of men and women who yearn for home
An Englishman adrift in New York, Harry Breown dreams of London’s tube, its gardens, and its sleepy little pubs. In America, he has been forced to settle for a domineering wife and a bar full of gruff Americans who treat the gentle Englishman as an object of fun. He finds peace only in the shady pathways of the Bronx Zoo, where he has befriended a caged kangaroo—a fellow exile that recognizes Breown as a kindred spirit. Harry’s greatest desire is to step into that cage and greet his friend face to face. He resolves that no matter what, he will get past the bars.
As an author of thrillers and science fiction, Geoffrey Household distinguished himself with his unerring sense of the longing that lies within all mankind. In this collection of stories, he introduces us to unforgettable characters like Harry, who dream of the home they will never see again.