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  • Richard Ford

    BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive interview with the author. With The Sportswriter, in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later – after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award – was hailed by The Times of London as “an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself.” Frank Bascombe’s story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He’s now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health,...read more

  • Richard Ford

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and...read more

  • Richard Ford

    From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford’s parents—Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman—were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the twentieth century. Married in 1928, they lived “alone together” on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other and...read more

  • Richard Ford

    From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford’s parents—Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman—were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the twentieth century. Married in 1928, they lived “alone together” on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other and...read more

  • Richard Ford

    A landmark new collection of stories from Richard Ford that showcases his brilliance, sensitivity, and trademark wit and candor! In Sorry for Your Trouble, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Richard Ford enacts a stunning meditation on memory, love and loss. “Displaced” returns us to a young man’s Mississippi adolescence, and to a shocking encounter with a young Irish immigrant who recklessly tries to solace the narrator’s sorrow after his father’s death.  “Driving Up” follows an American woman’s late-in-life journey to Canada to bid good-bye to a lost love now facing the end of this life.  “The Run of Yourself,” a...read more

  • Richard Ford

    Die Irrwege, die uns allen eigen sind: Die Menschen, von denen Richard Ford in 'Irische Passagiere' erzählt, haben oft knapp die falsche Abzweigung im Leben genommen, oder einfach Pech. Es geht so schnell - ein dummer Seitensprung, eine verpasste Chance, eine plötzliche Krankheit, ein Wirbelsturm und schon ist man unterwegs zur eigenen Scheidung, muss sich ganz neu orientieren, ist plötzlich der Junge, der seinen Vater verloren hat und zum Außenseiter wird. Aber so klar Ford seine Figuren in ihren Schwächen zeigt, so beiläufig lässt er sie in Würde durch ihre Anfechtungen und Prüfungen gehen. Richard Ford begegnet dem menschlichen Makel mit einer Zärtlichkeit, die zutiefst...read more

  • Richard Ford

    Hailed as a major American novel, Independence Day is a relentlessly thoughtful, heart-wrenching, yet hilarious portrait of an ordinary American man. Wickedly realistic details and dialog entice you to see modern life filtered through the first-person narrator's complex and evolving consciousness. Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son. Author of...read more

  • Richard Ford

    Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his modern classic Independence Day (C2951). In this first volume of his Frank Bascombe trilogy, Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's...read more

  • Richard Ford

    'Wir bekommen das Leben leer geschenkt. Für das Glück müssen wir uns schon selber was einfallen lassen.' Illegaler Handel, ein Banküberfall, drei Morde - um nicht weniger geht es in Richard Fords lang erwartetem neuen Roman. Und inmitten der überwältigenden Landschaft von Sasketchewan entfaltet sich die Geschichte einer schmerzvollen Passage in die Welt der Erwachsenen, in der es keine Unschuldigen...read more

  • Richard Ford

    Der grandiose Abschluss der Romane um Frank Bascombe Es sind die Tage nach den Verwüstungen durch Hurrikan Sandy. Der Anruf eines Freundes, dem er vor Jahren sein Haus an der Küste New Jerseys verkauft hat, zwingt den inzwischen 68-jährigen Bascombe dazu, sich vor Ort mit der Katastrophe auseinanderzusetzen. Die Kulisse zerstörter Häuser wird zum Hintergrund, vor dem Richard Ford mit der Stimme seines berühmtesten Helden über die Beschädigungen des Lebens räsoniert: über das Alter und Krankheiten, über Erlösung und letzte Dinge. Und wie nebenbei beschreibt er dabei abermals die Lage des...read more

  • Richard Ford

    Mit siebzehn Jahren verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas, in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Fordaugen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben im den Südstaaten Amerikas - Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er-Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, gemeinsam legen sie ungezählte Meilen zurück, trinken Cocktails und bewohnen ein Hotelzimmer nach dem anderen: New Orleans, Texarkana, Memphis. Sie genießen es, der Enge ihrer Herkunft entkommen zu sein. Die Geborgenheit, die es in ihrer Welt, dem Amerika der Ford-Romane, nicht gibt, finden sie beieinander. Dann kommt ein einziges spätes Kind zur Welt - und alles ändert...read more

  • Richard Ford

    'First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.” So begins Canada, the unforgettable story of a boy attempting to find grace, written by the only writer in history to win both the Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel.    This is the story of Dell Parsons, whose parents rob a bank and fracture his life into a before and an after, crossing the threshold that cannot be uncrossed.  After his parents’ arrest and imprisonment, Del and Berner, his twin sister, face a blank future of foster care and social services visits. Berner, willful and burning with anger, runs away – orphaning Del...read more

  • Richard Ford

    'First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.” So begins Canada, the unforgettable story of a boy attempting to find grace, written by the only writer in history to win both the Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel.    This is the story of Dell Parsons, whose parents rob a bank and fracture his life into a before and an after, crossing the threshold that cannot be uncrossed.  After his parents’ arrest and imprisonment, Del and Berner, his twin sister, face a blank future of foster care and social services visits. Berner, willful and burning with anger, runs away – orphaning Del...read more

  • Richard C. Fording

    Hard White explains how the mainstreaming of white nationalism occurred, pointing to two major shifts in the movement. First, Barack Obama's presidential tenure, along with increases in minority representation, fostered white anxiety about Muslims, Latinx immigrants, and black Americans. While anti-Semitic sentiments remained somewhat on the fringes, hostility toward Muslims, Latinos, and African Americans bubbled up into mainstream conservative views. At the same time, white nationalist leaders shifted their focus and resources from protest to electoral politics, and the book traces the evolution of the movement's political forays from David Duke to the American Freedom Party, the Tea...read more