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Title:   Jayber Crow

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Counterpoint LLC September 2001

ISBN Number:    1582431604 / 9781582431604

Seller ID:   126800

Wendell Berry's new novel describes a man who has come to himself, led and redeemed by love, ''so that in the end he may be possessed by something greater, no longer at all belonging to himself.'' We meet him as someone whose experience presents him with only questions having no answers. When he speaks his doubt, his Bible college professor does not calm his fears. ''You cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out -- perhaps a little at a time.'' And so, in time, Jayber becomes the bachelor barber of Port William, Kentucky, just a few miles from his birthplace. He quietly lives out the questions and begins to discover that he indeed no longer belongs only to himself -- that who he is is everybody's business and that he is involved in an economy of love as real as the more mundane one of cutting hair. The inhabitants of Berry's Port William are known to us: they resemble our own neighbors and our own enemies, who make us crazy because they are so different from us, and yet so the same. And, like them, somehow ''we are perfected, beyond time by one another's love, compassion and forgiveness.'' 384 pp.

Price = 15.95 USD

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