In this, Wendell Berry’s fifth novel and ninth work of fiction, Andy Catlett revisits his own ninth year in the summer of 1944 when his beloved uncle is shot and killed by the surly and mysterious Carp Harmon. This is his Uncle Andrew, after whom the boy is named, someone who savored “company, talk, some kind of to-do, something to laugh at.”Years later, still possessed by the story, Andy seeks to...
Series: Port William
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint (May 28, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 418272
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Wendell Berry turns a phrase about personnel history and sentiment like no one else. I am running out of superlatives to praise this writer. The interlinked Port Williams stories from book to book are genius and offer a full account of generations ...
bottom of all this, to understand the two men and their lethal connection.“Berry deftly balances Andy’s investigation into the town’s past with an equally moving realization not only of the sustaining value of memory but of the manner in which they are shaped in enduring ways by what they love . . . a sharp portrait of a town nursing its secrets over decades.” ―Kirkus Reviews