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Independence Day

Ford, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0679492658 / ISBN 13: 9780679492658
Published by Alfred A Knopf, New York, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Very good hardcover copy of "Independence Day" by Richard Ford in a near fine dust jacket. 1st edition / 1st printing. Ex-Library, but not your ordinary ex-lib. The only library book signs are a faint stamp on the top edge, stamps on the front free end paper and tape ghosts from where the protective cover was taped to the boards. The tape came off clean, no damage at all. The dust jacket is almost perfect with no lib markings or stamps or stickers, etc. The only wear on the book and the dust jacket are at the spine ends, edge wear. Really a good looking 1st edition copy of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Enjoy! For Sale. Bookseller Inventory # 679

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Title: Independence Day

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

Frank Bascombe is no longer a sportswriter, yet he's still living in Haddam, New Jersey, where he now sells real estate. He's still divorced, though his ex-wife, to his dismay, has remarried and moved along with their children to Connecticut. But Frank is happy enough in his work and pursuing various civic and entrepreneurial sidelines. He has high hopes for this 4th of July weekend: a search for a house for deeply hapless clients relocating to Vermont; a rendezvous on the Jersey shore with his girlfriend; then up to Connecticut to pick up his larcenous and emotionally troubled teenage son and visit as many sports halls of fame as they can fit into two days. Frank's Independence Day, however, turns out not as he'd planned, and this decent, appealingly bewildered, profoundly observant man is wrenched, gradually and inevitably, out of his private refuge. Independence Day captures the mystery of life — in all its conflicted glory — with grand humour, intense compassion and transfixing power.
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Review:

Another title for Ford's 1996 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel might be "The Return of Frank Bascombe." Bascombe, in this sequel to Ford's 10-year-old The Sportswriter, comes close to taking his place with John Updike's Rabbit Angstrom in the pantheon of confused white middle-class American literary protagonists. At age 44 he has entered what Bascombe calls "the Existence Period, the high-wire act of normalcy, the part that comes after the big struggle which led to the big blowup." Bascombe's almost comic indecisiveness has led to the breakup of his marriage, a detached, wary affair, and an achingly fragile relationship with his troubled teenage son, Paul. Ford details Bascombe's Fourth of July weekend in leisurely, measured prose, crafting scenes of muted heartbreak.

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