A world lost : a novel /

by Berry, Wendell.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : [2008]Description: 104 pages : maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781582434186; 1582434182.Subject(s): Port William (Ky. : Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Country life -- Fiction | Kentucky -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Pastoral fiction | Fiction | Pastoral fiction | Pastoral fictionSummary: At the age of 60, a Kentucky man decides to find out why half a century earlier his favorite uncle was shot, a crime for which the killer spent only two years in jail. The man was nine years old when the incident occurred and nobody would give him a reason.
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<p>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."</p> <p>Years later, still possessed by the story, Andy seeks to get to the bottom of all this, to understand the two men and their lethal connection.</p> <br> "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

At the age of 60, a Kentucky man decides to find out why half a century earlier his favorite uncle was shot, a crime for which the killer spent only two years in jail. The man was nine years old when the incident occurred and nobody would give him a reason.

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Library Journal Review

Berry's (Another Turn of the Crank, LJ 10/15/95) fans will enjoy this new novel, again set in Port William, Kentucky. This time the poet/essayist/novelist turns his attention to nine-year-old Andy Catlett, whose world is turned upside down in 1944, when his beloved Uncle Andrew is murdered. Still haunted by the event years later, Andy researches the seldom-discussed details in an effort to understand Uncle Andrew's fate. In doing so, he learns a great deal about his uncle, his family, his neighbors, and life in the late 1940s. This gentle tale deals with big issues: grief, love, truth, and loss‘and their effects on a young mind trying to grow. For all libraries.‘Ellen R. Cohen, Rockville, Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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