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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.

About the Author

The author of five novels and two collections of stories, Richard Ford was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day, the first book to win both prizes. In 2001 he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394743257
Subtitle:
Bascombe Trilogy (1)
Author:
Ford, Richard
Author:
Ford, Richard
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Divorced men
Subject:
Sportswriters
Subject:
Divorced men -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Sportswriters -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
19950613
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x .85 in .635 lb

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