In the autumn of 1960, Joe Brinson and his parents move to the edge of the Rocky Mountains to cash in on the promise of the American frontier, to seize a future as broad as the sweep of the Montana prairies. But when Joe's father leaves home to fight the forest fires that have raged since the summer, and his mother meets an older man, Joe finds his life changing too suddenly, blazing into unrecognisable pieces like the forests surrounding them.
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‘A fine novel by a fine writer’ -- Salman Rushdie
‘Every sentence Ford writes, illuminates…His prose is strong, clear and satisfying, resonant with the bleak rhythms of unrewarded lives’ -- Sunday Times
‘Ford is a masterful writer’ -- Raymond Carver
‘Ford’s book observes the human animal with friendship, understanding, and an almost clinical detachment’ -- Independent on Sunday
‘This is proper storytelling, lean and taut. And it is real, grown-up life. Ford captures perfectly the loneliness that can only be had in families’ -- New Statesman
Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He has published five novels and two previous collections of stories. His novel Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and, two weeks later, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first time the same book had won both prizes.
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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1871138
Book Description Vintage Cont., 1991, 1991. Trade PB ISBN 0679734473 VG condition, PB cover, FICTION genre. Bookseller Inventory # 102306
Book Description Harvill Press, London, 1996. Paperback, 13x20x1 cm, 162 pp., in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 18839
Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2566568308
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1990. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This is a "Harvill Paperback Original", and the first UK edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000319
Book Description London, Collins Harvill, 1990., 1990. 162pp. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. A very good copy. First UK wrappered issue. Signed on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 203514
Book Description London, Collins Harvill, 1990., 1990. 162pp. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. A very good copy. First UK wrappered issue. Signed and inscribed on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 203515
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1990. Wrappers. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: None, as Issued. First Edition. First trade paperback, bound in large glossy wrappers and publsihed simultaneously with a diminutive hardcover issue. Published by Collins Harvill in 1990, this is a fine copy and has been inscribed on the title page by Ford. An uncommon issue to discover signed/inscribed. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001167