Stand By Me

Wendell Berry

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 4th Jul '19


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‘A woven time-travelling book, about love, land, life … Short stories that link together like trees in a forest’ Jackie MorrisOn a clear Kentucky night in 1888, a young woman risks her life to save a stranger from a drunken mob. Almost a hundred years later, her great-grandson Andy climbs a hill at the edge of town, and is flooded with memories of all he has lived, seen and heard of the past century – of farmers wooing schoolteachers and soldiers trudging home from war; of the first motor car, the Great Depression and Vietnam; of neighbourly feuds and family secrets; of grief and betrayal – and of great friendship that endures for a lifetime.These are Wendell Berry’s tales of Port William, a little farming community nestled deep in the Kentucky River valley. They unravel the story of a town over the course of four generations, lovingly chronicling the intertwined lives of the families who call it home. Affectionate, elegiac and wry, these uplifting rural fables invite us to witness the beauty and quiet heroism at the heart of each ordinary, interconnected life.

Additional information

Weight 0.514 kg
Dimensions 36 × 144 × 222 mm
Page Count 400