Let Me Be Frank With You
In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century.
Now, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance of a writer at the absolute height of his powers.
Helen Manders manages the translation rights for Let Me Be Frank With You
The audio rights are handled by Liz Farrell.
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In Pulitzer-prize winner Richard Ford’s new book, ‘Let Me Be Frank With You,’ retired New Jersey real-estate agent Frank Bascombe examines a world transformed by Superstorm Sandy
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