Andy Catlett: Early Travels

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Counterpoint, Mar 1, 2009 - Fiction - 160 pages
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Andy Catlett is the latest installment in Wendell Berry’s Port William series, a distinct set of stories that Berry has been telling now for 50 years. Set during the Christmas of 1943, nine-year-old Andy Catlett sets off to visit his grandparents in Port William by bus, by himself for the first time. For Andy this is a rite of passage, his first step into manhood. His experiences on this solitary voyage become pivotal points in the entire Port William epic. The old ways are in retreat, modern life is crowding everything in its path, and as Andy looks back many years later, he hears the stories again of his neighbors and friends. A beautiful short novel, now in paperback, Andy Catlett is a perfect introduction to the whole world of Port William, and will be a rich new installment for those already familiar with this unfolding story.

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User Review  - marient - LibraryThing

Always the master of words and thoughts, Berry describes the childhood memories of Andy Catlett. Sometimes the memories seem like Berry's own. The town of Port Arthur figures prominently, as is usual in Berry's books. Read full review

ANDY CATLETT: Early Travels

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This short, elegiac novel is the latest in Berry's Port William series. Port William is a fictional town in rural Kentucky. Narrator Andy Catlett is looking back, 60 years later, at his nine-year-old ... Read full review

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Author of over forty books of fiction, poetry, and essays, including Citizenship Papers, Wendell Berry has farmed a hillside in his native Henry County, Kentucky, for forty years. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the T. S. Elliot Award, the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, and the John Hay Award of the Orion Society.

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