Independence Day - (Bascombe Trilogy) by Richard Ford (Paperback)
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About the BookIn this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most indelible characters in recent American fiction. In the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, Frank Bascombe now sells real estate, as he masters the high-wire act of "normalcy". But during the Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life.
Book SynopsisPULITZER PRIZE WINNER - PEN/FAULKNER AWARD WINNER - INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - From one of his generation's greatest writers comes the sequel to The Sportswriter, starring Frank Bascombe, who "has earned a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape ... with a wry wit and a fin de siècle wisdom that is very much his own" (The New York Times Book Review).
Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an "Existence Period," selling real estate in Haddam, New Jersey, and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life.
Independence Day is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of astonishing empathy and perception.
Powerful.... as gripping as it is affecting.... Ford has galvanized his reputation as one of his generation's most eloquent voices." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "An extraordinary epic.... nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." --The Times "Frank Bascombe has earned a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape ... with a wry wit and a fin de siècle wisdom that is very much his own." --The New York Times Book Review "Each flash of magical dialogue, every rumination a wild surprise.... Independence Day is a confirmation of a talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer." --The New York Review of Books
"A Babe Ruth of novelists.... One of the finest curators of the great American living museum." --The Washington Post Book World
About the AuthorRICHARD FORD is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. Ford's best known titles are The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land, and Let Me Be Frank with You.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.22 Inches (H) x 5.18 Inches (W) x 1.05 Inches (D)
Weight: .74 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 464
Series Title: Bascombe Trilogy
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author: Richard Ford
Street Date: May 7, 1996
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9730
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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