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    Independence Day (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback) By (author) Richard Ford

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    DescriptionThe Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996.In this visionary sequel to "The Sportswriter," Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives us an indelible portrait of America.Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an "Existence Period," selling real estate in Haddam, New Jersey, and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life."Independence Day" is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of astonishing empathy and perception.

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    Independence Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Ford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 451
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679735182
    ISBN 10: 0679735186

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    B&T Book Type: FI
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    LC classification: PS3556.O71
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    LC classification: PS3556.O713 I53 1995
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    07 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The author of five novels and two collections of stories, Richard Ford was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day, the first book to win both prizes. In 2001 he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction.
    Review quote
    "An extraordinary epic.... nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." -- "The Times" "Frank Bascombe has earned a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape...with a wry wit and a fin de siecle wisdom that is very much his own." -- "The New York Times Book Review" "Each flash of magical dialogue, every rumination a wild surprise.... "Independence Day" is a confirmation of a talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer." -- "The New York Review of Books " "A Babe Ruth of novelists.... One of the finest curators of the great American living museum." -- "Washington Post Book World" "One of his generation's most eloquent voices." -- Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
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    The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996.