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The Resource Independence day, Richard Ford

Independence day, Richard Ford

Label
Independence day
Title
Independence day
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Frank Bascombe is no longer a sportswriter, yet he's still living in Haddam, New Jersey, where he now sells real estate. He's still divorced, though his ex-wife, to his dismay, has remarried and moved, along with their two children, to Connecticut. (He bought her old house and made it his home.) In the midst of his so-called Existence Period, Frank is happy enough in his peculiar way, more or less sheltered from fresh pain and searing regret
  • And he has high hopes for this 4th of July weekend (while the nation lurches toward another election, Bush vs. Dukakis, in uncertain prosperity). As a realtor he's seeking a house and a life's accommodation for deeply hapless clients relocating from Vermont; in his free time he takes pride in managing his entrepreneurial, and civic, sidelines. Then he will travel to the Jersey Shore, where his girlfriend and delight awaits him
  • Finally, up the Northeast Corridor, to Connecticut, there to pick up his larcenous and emotionally troubled teenage son, and together they will visit as many sports halls of fame as they can in two days
  • But Frank's Independence Day turns out not as he'd planned. This decent, appealingly bewildered, profoundly observant man is wrenched, gradually and inevitably, out of his private refuge. And in this embattled ascent Richard Ford captures the mystery of life - in all its conflicted glory - with grand humor, intense compassion and transfixing power
Member of
Summary
Real estate agent Frank Bascombe moves into his newly married ex-wife's old home, and is looking forward to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, but somehow nothing turns out the way he expects
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 1996.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1996.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
027763
Cataloging source
SSLP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Frank Bascombe novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Real estate agents
  • Bascombe, Frank (Fictitious character)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Real estate agents
  • Divorced men
  • New Jersey
Target audience
adult
Label
Independence day, Richard Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000041010877
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747585244
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225374796
Label
Independence day, Richard Ford
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000041010877
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747585244
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225374796

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