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Frank Bascombe is no longer a sportswriter, yet he's still living in Haddam, New Jersey, where he now sells real estate. He's still divorced, though his ex-wife, to his dismay, has remarried and moved along with their children to Connecticut. But Frank is happy enough in his work and pursuing various civic and entrepreneurial sidelines. He has high hopes for this 4th of July weekend: a search for a house for deeply hapless clients relocating to Vermont; a rendezvous on the Jersey shore with his girlfriend; then up to Connecticut to pick up his larcenous and emotionally troubled teenage son and visit as many sports halls of fame as they can fit into two days. Frank's Independence Day, however, turns out not as he'd planned, and this decent, appealingly bewildered, profoundly observant man is wrenched, gradually and inevitably, out of his private refuge. Independence Day captures the mystery of life — in all its conflicted glory — with grand humour, intense compassion and transfixing power.

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679492658
Author:
Ford, Richard
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Ford, Richard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Real estate agents
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
Divorced men
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Divorced men -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
168
Publication Date:
June 1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.53x6.64x1.46 in. 1.83 lbs.

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