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The Barrowfields

Phillip Lewis

The Barrowfields

a novel

by Phillip Lewis

  • 223 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fathers,
  • Death,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Homecoming,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhillip Lewis
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3612.E976 B37 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination349 pages
    Number of Pages349
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27235991M
    ISBN 100451495640
    ISBN 109780451495648
    LC Control Number2016034007
    OCLC/WorldCa962750051, 953597806


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Phillip Lewis was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he served as editor in chief of the Campbell Law Review.

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Just before Henry Aster’s birth, his father, a frustrated novelist and lawyer, reluctantly returns to the remote. The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis This book captivated me from the first page to the very last. I was enthralled with Lewis' writing style (poetic, visionary, promising), giving me such a plethora of sights and sounds, accents and idioms, colorful words and sights, that my imagination was overloaded to the point of exhaustion.

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The prose has the beautiful attention to detail that embeds us in place ‘The Barrowfields’ is a work of abundant talent.” - The New York Times Book Review “Charming, absorbing, and assured Lewis evokes his settings beautifully, and his prose is bracingly erudite.

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In The Barrowfields, Henry Aster grows up in a dark and insular town in the North Carolina mountains. Even though his childhood home has only one book—the Bible—he becomes enamored with literature at an early age, and this continues for all of.

We meet book’s protagonist Henry as an adolescent North Carolina boy and journey with him into adulthood, through both adventures and tragedy. When Henry went to law school and his experience was more-or-less appropriately harrowing, I looked to see if the author of The Barrowfields, Phillip Lewis, was a lawyer by trade.

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At the core of this story is an alcoholic father stuck on notions of his own genius — a figure left over from the last century.

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It is told from the point of view of Henry Aster as he grows up in a small Appalachian town in North Carolina by a father who dreamed of getting away and being an author/5(43).

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Raised in an old mountaintop mansion by his eccentric book collector/unpublished writer/lawyer father and supportive but overwhelmed mother, Henry Aster Jr. narrates the story. Click to read more about The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(67).

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The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis. home. The Barrowfields is a strange mix of two different books. It begins and ends as a deliciously spooky Gothic tale, but has an ordinary story about a boy attending college in the middle.

The entire thing was beautifully written, but I thought it didn’t quite work as a whole. The book begins in North 4/5. A richly textured coming-of-age story about fathers and sons, home and family, recalling classics by Thomas Wolfe and William Styron, by a powerful new voice in fictionJust before Henry Aster's birth, his father—outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow—reluctantly returns to t.

Book Review: The Barrowfields. by Josh Durham | J We see Thomas Wolfe in the book’s mountain setting, Pat Conroy in Henry’s travels to the low-country in pursuit of Story, his romantic interest, and Daniel Wallace in a tale Henry spins for Bird one night at bedtime.

The books Lewis has read and the many nights spent reading. The following is from Phillip Lewis’s novel, The was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he served as editor in chief of the Campbell Law Review.

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