Away at first, person finally came home (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'home' is the definition.
('abode' can be a synonym of 'home')
'away at first person finally came' is the subsidiary indication.
'at first' indicates taking the first letters.
'person' becomes 'bod' (I've seen this in other clues**).
'finally' indicates one should take the final letters.
The initial letter of 'away' is 'a'.
The last letter of 'came' is 'e'.
(Other definitions for abode that I've seen before include "House made of adobe", "Dwelling, residence", "Home or domicile", "Where one lives", "Place of residence", "Residence", "House, home", "Dwelling place", "Archaic dwelling place" and "Domicile".)