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The Memory of Old Jack Summary
Wendell Berry

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The Memory of Old Jack Summary

Plot Summary

Jack spends a day in Port William, his home since birth, reflecting on his life, from the time he was a young boy born in the wake of the Civil War through an unhappy marriage to his final days as an old man who has been left behind by a society that has reinvented its values. Jack's first memories, which he recalls at the beginning of a new day, are of a young child in a family that had been torn apart by the Civil War. His two older brothers, whom he barely knew, had died, and his grief-stricken mother died before the war came to an end. His father, too, died a kind of spiritual death, and Jack was left to be raised by his older sister, Nancy, and her eventual husband Ben Feltner. Ben was everything Jack ever wanted to be, and even in his old...

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