Richard Ford

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The Ultimate Good Luck

book | Fiction | 1981
US → The Harvill Press
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing

In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling.

The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from jail and furthermore get him away from the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.

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Feltrinelli
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The Ultimate Good Luck
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His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico
New York Times Book Review

Ford's taut, compelling prose is as piercingly clear as a police siren
The Sunday Times

Ford's sense of place is extraordinary. This is the work of a
formidably talented novelist

Newsweek

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