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The lay of the land: Frank Bascombe Series, Book 3

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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. From the Hardcover edition.
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A sportswriter and a real estate agent, husband and father –Frank Bascombe has been many things to many people. His uncertain youth behind him, we follow him through three days during the autumn of 2000, when his trade as a realtor on the Jersey Shore is thriving. But as a presidential election hangs in the balance, and a postnuclear-family Thanksgiving looms before him, Frank discovers that what he terms "the Permanent Period" is fraught with unforeseen perils. An astonishing meditation on America today and filled with brilliant insights, The Lay of the Land is a magnificent achievement from one of the most celebrated chroniclers of our time.
Also available in the Bascombe Trilogy: The Sportswriter, and Independence Day
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