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The Bascombe Novels
by Richard Ford

RRP €24.10

The Bascombe Novels
by Author Name Richard Ford

Book details for title
List Price:24.10
Format: Hardback, 210 x 135 x 60mm, 1336pp
Publication date: 27 Mar 2009
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN-13: 9781841593197

Description

This is a trilogy of brilliant novels - "The Sportswriter", "Independence Day", and "The Lay of the Land" - that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction. When we meet Frank Bascombe in "The Sportswriter", his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life that has been irrevocably changed - by the loss of a marriage, a career, a child. We then follow Frank, ever laconic and observant, through "Independence Day" and "The Lay of the Land". 'In Haddam, summer floats over tree-softened streets like a sweet lotion balm from a careless, languorous god, and the world falls in tune with its own mysterious anthems. Shaded lawns lie still and damp in the early a.m.' - "Independence Day".

Reviews

"With a mastery second to none, Richard Ford has created a character we know as well as our next-door neighbors. Frank Bascombe has earned himself a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape, but he has done so with a wry wit and a fin de siecle wisdom that is very much his own" The New York Times Book Review