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The Ultimate Good Luck

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Description

In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from jail and furthermore get him away from the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 145g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747584974
  • 9780747584971
  • 271,948

Review quote

'Ford's taut, compelling prose is as piercingly clear as a police siren. No other storyteller writes about the alienated and uncommitted with such mastery' Sunday Times 'The book brings to mind cinematic versions of the romance of urban dereliction - the look of Paris, Texas for example ... You want Wim Wenders to make the movie, but you want Bogart and Bacall to be in it' London Review of Books 'His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico' New York Times Book Review 'Ford is a masterful writer' Raymond Carvershow more

About Richard Ford

Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He has published five novels and three collections of stories, including The Sportswriter, Independence Day, Wildlife, A Multitude of Sins and most recently The Lay of the Land. Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.show more

Review Text

"Ford`s taut, compelling prose is as piercingly clear as a police siren. No other storyteller writes about the alienated and uncommitted with such mastery." (Sunday Times)show more

Rating details

481 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 15% (74)
4 31% (148)
3 36% (175)
2 14% (68)
1 3% (16)
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