Richard Ford

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Independence Day

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
book | Fiction | 1995
US & Canada → Vintage
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing (Ed. Alexandra Pringle)
In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives us an indelible portrait of America.

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 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 and perception.
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Reviews

It is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself...an extraordinary epic. the Times

Powerful...as gripping as it is affecting...Ford has galvanised his reputation as one of his generation's most eloquent voices. New York Times

In Frank Bascombe, Ford has created a great American character for the age. Mick Brown
Daily Telegraph

The best novel out of America in many years ... Simply, a
masterpiece.
John Banville
The Guardian

Ford’s mature prose style, with its long, sinuous, lavishly articulate sentences, is now one of the glories of modern American writing. Jonathan Raban
the Observer

My novel of the year is Independence Day, the unexpectedly symphonic sequel to The Sportswriter, which is coming to be seen as the landmark American novel of the decade. Gordon Burn
Independent

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