Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, thirty-eight, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic with spirits soaring. This is a magnificent novel that propelled Richard Ford into the first rank of American writers.
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As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.
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'Richard Ford’s sportswriter is a rare bird in life and nearly extinct in fiction’ -- Tobias Wolfe
‘A devastating chronicle of contemporary alienation’ -- New York Times
‘Ford is a masterful writer’ -- Raymond Carver
‘Richard Ford is one of the best writers in America. Potentially the very best’ -- Gordon Burn
‘This remarkable elegiac novel contemplates the desperate sadness of life with a profound and humorous dignity. It is an original and admirable achievement’ -- Evening Standard
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: New. pp. 320. Bookseller Inventory # 4697139
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000271745X
Book Description COLLINS HARVILL., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000271745X