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Jayber Crow : a novel

Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College." "Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Pastoral fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Jayber Crow.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2000
(OCoLC)606358817
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1582430292 9781582430294 1582431604 9781582431604
OCLC Number: 43894318
Notes: "The life story of Jayber Crow, barber, of the Port William Membership, as written by himself"--Cover.
Description: 363 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by Wendell Berry.

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This is the story of a man's love for his community and his abiding and unrequited love for Mattie Chatham. Sent to an orphanage at the age of ten, Jayber grows up knowing of loneliness and want.  Read more...

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"Mr. Berry writes elegantly, effortlessly balancing tragedy and a quiet, sly humor."

 
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Berry's masterpiece

by kennethgibson (WorldCat user published 2014-05-23) Excellent Permalink

Jayber Crow is a masterful novel perhaps best read at the pace one reads poetry. The folk-laden prose is complex in its meaning much like a department store three-sided mirror; no matter which way you look, you see a different aspect. Through Jayber, the town barber, the author tells the story...
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