Richard Ford

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Women With Men

book | 4 | 1997
US → Knopf
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing

The landscape of Women with Men ranges from the northern plains of Montana to the streets of Paris and the suburbs of Chicago, where Richard Ford's various characters experience the consolations and complications that prevail in matters of passion, romance and love.

A seventeen-year-old boy starting adulthood in the shadow of his parents' estrangement, a survivor of three marriages now struggling with cancer, an ostensibly devoted salesman in early middle age, an aspiring writer, a woman scandalously betrayed by her husband - they each of them contend with the vast distances that exist between those who are closest together.

Whether alone, long married or newly met, they confront the obscure difference between privacy and intimacy, the fine distinction of pleasing another as opposed to oneself, and a need for reliance that is tempered by fearful vulnerability.

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Breathtaking... Women With Men is sumptuous and quietly realized, and it's signature Ford
Boston Globe

In three powerful long stories, he explores precarious and complicated relationships between men and women.
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[A] superb volume... Ford's hard, sharp sentences know all that is most awkward about our sex, and his ear for cliche has perfect pitch Michael Gorra
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