Title: The Lay of the Land ***SIGNED***
Publisher: Bloomsbury, London
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: 1st British Edition, 1st Printing.
First British Edition, First Printing with full number line. Preceeds US eidition. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. New unread Fine book with bruised spine ends in Fine dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 007013
Synopsis: With The Sportswriter, in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later ? after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award ? was hailed by The Times of London as ?an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself.?
Frank Bascombe?s story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He?s now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: ?all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies.?
Richard Ford?s first novel in over a decade: the funniest, most engaging (and explosive) book he?s written, and a major literary event.
Review: After more than a decade, Richard Ford revives Frank Bascombe, the beloved protagonist from The Sportswriter and Independence Day. Fans will be scrambling for The Lay of the Land, a novel that finds Bascombe contending with health, marital, and familial issues wake of the 2000 presidential election. We asked Richard Ford to tell us a little more about what it's like to create (and share so much time with) a character like Frank. Read his short essay below. --Daphne Durham
Richard Ford on Frank Bascombe
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