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Rock Springs (87 Edition)by Richard C. Ford
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 07:30 PM
Powell's City of Books on Burnside, Portland, OR
In his trio of novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You (Ecco), Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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In these ten exquisite stories, Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West — and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there. A refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter, an unhappy girlfriend, and a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence; two men and a woman swapping hard-luck stories in a frontier bar as they try to sweeten their luck. Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.
In these ten stories, Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West--and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there. Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.
"Beautifully imagined and crafted stories, by turns heartrending and wickedly funny; and just plain wicked. Richard Ford is a born storyteller with an inimitable lyric voice, and Rock Springs is the very poetry of realism."--Joyce Carol Oates
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