LOVE DOES NOT CONQUER ALL IN RURAL 1980S KENTUCKY IN FENTON JOHNSON’S NEW NOVEL

The Man Who Loved Birds Pros: characterization, an evocation of place Cons: ending Fenton Johnson is an award-winning Kentucky-born writer whose third novel, The Man Who Loves Bird, follows by 22 years his second, Scissors, Paper, Rock (1994) (which appeared three years after his first, Crossing the River). He writes lush prose, sometimes bordering on