Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is a novel by Harold Pinter that was first published in 1984. The novel is set in the years after World War II and follows the lives of several characters who are struggling to find their place in the world. Joe Turner is a former soldier who has returned to his home in England after the war. He is haunted by his experiences in the war and is struggling to find a new purpose in life. Turner’s wife, Sarah, is also struggling to find her place in the world after the death of her husband. She is drawn to Joe Turner and his quest for meaning, but she is also afraid of him and his dark past. The novel follows the lives of these characters as they search for meaning and purpose in a world that has changed drastically since the war.
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