Wildlife
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Wildlife

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Description

The setting is Great Falls, Montana, where the Rockies end and where, in 1960, the promise of good times seems as limitless as the sweep of the prairies beyond. This is where the Brinson family hopes to find a better life. Instead, sixteen-year-old Joe Brinson watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage and, at the same time, the unexpected depths of dignity and courage that remain even when love dies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 129g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747585237
  • 9780747585237
  • 161,726

Review quote

'Among the very best American fiction is that of Richard Ford, who with only three novels and a volume of short stories, has established himself as a writer whose voice illuminates the lives of people who live at the very edge of society ... A special delight in all Ford's writing is the muscular poetry of his prose' Independent 'Hemingway updated and outwritten by a bleak but kindly master of simple words that speak volumes' Mail on Sunday 'Wildlife is a fine novel by a fine writer. At times it brought to mind David Byrne's movie about another American Nowheresville, True Stories, a movie which, like Ford's book, observes the human animal with friendship, understanding and an almost clinical detachment' Independent on Sunday 'Every sentence Ford writes, illuminates. He makes you understand what life is like for people whose daily expectation is that their smallest hopes will be snatched away from them. His prose is strong, clear and satisfying' Sunday Timesshow 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

"Among the very best American fiction is that of Richard Ford, who with only three novels and a volume of short stories, has established himself as a writer whose voice illuminates the lives of people who live at the very edge of society - A special delight in all Ford s writing is the muscular poetry of his prose." (Independent)show more

Rating details

1,363 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 18% (250)
4 40% (543)
3 32% (434)
2 8% (115)
1 2% (21)
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