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    Richard Ford (Author)

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With The Sportswriter, in 1986, Richard Ford commenced a cycle of novels that ten years later—:after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—:was hailed by The Times of London as “:an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself.”: Now, a decade later, Frank Bascombe returns, with a new lease on life (and real estate), more acutely in thrall to life’:s endless complexities than ever before.

His story resumes in the autumn of 2000, when his trade as a realtor on the Jersey Shore is thriving, permitting him to revel in the acceptance of “:that long, stretching-out time when my dreams would have mystery like any ordinary person’:s: when whatever I do or say, who I marry, how my kids turn out, becomes what the world—:if it makes note at all—:knows of me, how I’:m seen, understood, even how I think of myself before whatever there is that’:s wild and unassuagable rises and cheerlessly hauls me off to oblivion.”: But as a Presidential election hangs in the balance, and a postnuclear-family Thanksgiving looms before him along with crises both marital and medical, Frank discovers that what he terms the Permanent Period is fraught with unforeseen perils: “:All the ways that life feels like life at age fifty-five were strewn around me like poppies.”:

A holiday, and a novel, no reader will ever forget—:at once hilarious, harrowing, surprising, and profound. The Lay of the Land is astonishing in its own right and a magnificent expansion of one of the most celebrated chronicles of our time.
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  • PDF | 485 pages
  • Richard Ford (Author)
  • Alfred A. Knopf: First Edition edition (24 Oct. 2006)
  • English
  • 10
  • Fiction

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