I wanted to see the Statue of Liberty, which I hadn't seen since
I was a boy, and I wanted to see simply the water itself, which
Melville, I remembered, had come to stare at, pulled away
from home toward the blankness he finally knew as God
because he couldn't ever locate what he was supposed to love.
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Book title: Stealing Home:Israel Bound and Rebound.
Contributors: Haim Chertok - Author.
Publisher: Fordham University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1988.
Page number: 257.
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