Wendell Berry’s tales of Port William, a little farming community nestled deep in the Kentucky River valley, 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 rural fables invite us to witness the beauty and quiet heroism at the heart of each ordinary, interconnected life.
‘Berry richly evokes Port William’s farmlands and hamlets, and his characters are fiercely individual, yet mutually protective in everything they do . . . His sentences are exquisitely constructed, suggesting the cyclic rhythms of his agrarian world’ New York Times
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