Independence Day

Ford, Richard

| 1995

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - PEN/FAULKNER AWARD WINNER - INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - From one of his generation's greatest writers comes the sequel to The Sportswriter, starring Frank Bascombe, who "has earned a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape ... with a wry wit and a fin de si cle wisdom that is very much his own" (The New York Times Book Review). Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an "Existence Period," selling real estate in Haddam, New Jersey, and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life. Independence Day is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of astonishing empathy...

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