1 audio media player (approximately 6 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Title from container.
Previously released by HarperCollins Publishers, ℗2014.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Performed by Richard Poe.
Author Richard Ford illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe. Here, in Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, and again ensconced in the well defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived -- seemingly if not utterly -- in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford's guiding spirit is the old comic's maxim that promises if nothing's funny, nothing's truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash -- the tumult of the world we live in.