RICHARD FORD - Let Me Be Frank With You

Tuesday, October 27 at 7PM

Bestselling Author
RICHARD FORD
speaking & signing
Let Me Be Frank With You

 

 

 

 

 


In his trio of critically acclaimed, bestselling novels--The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ Faulkner-winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land--Richard Ford, in essence, illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation, through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe, who is certainly one of the most indelible, provocative, and anticipated characters in modern American literature.
Here, in Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived--seemingly if not utterly--in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford's guiding spirit is the old comic's maxim that promises if nothing's funny, nothing's truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford--and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash--the tumult of the world we live in.


ABOUT RICHARD FORD

Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day--the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award--and The Lay of the Land, as well as the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife, Kristina Ford.

Thank you for supporting Richard Ford and your local independent bookstore!  
Event date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780061692062
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco Press - November 4th, 2014

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