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A visionary account of American life--and the long-awaited sequel to one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade--Independence Day reveals a man and our country with unflinching comedy and the specter of hope and even permanence, all of which Richard Ford evokes with keen intelligence, perfect emotional pitch, and a voice invested with absolute authority. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford follows his middle-aged American everyman, Frank Bascombe, through the transformative events of a Fourth of July weekend.
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It won the Pulitzer- deservedly so! Ford is a superb contemporary American writer and this was the only one of the Bascombe novels I hadn't read.Published 21 days ago by Elizabeth Gierach
This one is definitely different in pace and outlook than the first in the series. Very slow at times.Published 1 month ago by Lars Pendicott
A painful close-up of an ordinary life told from a very male point of view. Women who want a look into a man's head should read it. Read "THE sportswriter" first. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
excellent. Ford gives the reader a lot to think about while also telling an interesting story.Published 1 month ago by James
Boring! Could not get into it at all! Too much description of thing that did not make the story better or more interestingPublished 3 months ago by cheryl gandy
I laughed out loud when I considered the box below this review where one can opt to hide his review lest he reveal any "spoilers." That would be impossible for this novel. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MinnesotaMind
Boring book about a character I have nothing in common with. The only action was a boy getting hit in the eye by a baseball. Pulitzer???Published 3 months ago by Dale Lund