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The lay of the land

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'Frank Bascombe has earned himself a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape, but he has done so with a wry wit and a fin de siecle wisdom that is very much his own.' New York Times Book Review It is fall, 2000 - and in every household and bar across the USA the likely outcome of the hi-jacked Presidential election is being hotly debated. Frank Bascombe, fifty-five, settled in his realty business in Sea-Clift, New Jersey, has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made; dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. But the tranquility he had anticipated is not to be. Who could have guessed that his second wife Sally would walk out on their apparently happy marriage? Or that, after all these years, he would be spending Thanksgiving dinner with first wife Ann and their two children? That Ann might still, after all, feel for him what he has never quite stopped feeling for her? Life in the Permanent Period proves as ambivalent, precarious and full of possibility as life had ever been. In his third Frank Bascombe novel, after the bestselling The Sportswriter and Independence Day , Richard Ford contemplates the human character with wry precision and luminous prose. Graceful, expansive, filled with pathos but irresistibly funny, The Lay of the Land is a modern American masterpiece. Hardback book in very good condition in a similar clipped dust wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page. One ink inscription on fly-leaf. Not ex-library.

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Added value:
Good clipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Richard Ford.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16cms
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747581886
ISBN-13:
9780747581888
Number of pages:
485
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
The Lay of the Land.

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'Frank Bascombe has earned himself a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape, but he has done so with a wry wit and a fin de siecle wisdom that is very much his own.' New York Times Book Review It is fall, 2000 - and in every household and bar across the USA the likely outcome of the hi-jacked Presidential election is being hotly debated. Frank Bascombe, fifty-five, settled in his realty business in Sea-Clift, New Jersey, has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made; dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. But the tranquility he had anticipated is not to be. Who could have guessed that his second wife Sally would walk out on their apparently happy marriage? Or that, after all these years, he would be spending Thanksgiving dinner with first wife Ann and their two children? That Ann might still, after all, feel for him what he has never quite stopped feeling for her? Life in the Permanent Period proves as ambivalent, precarious and full of possibility as life had ever been. In his third Frank Bascombe novel, after the bestselling The Sportswriter and Independence Day , Richard Ford contemplates the human character with wry precision and luminous prose. Graceful, expansive, filled with pathos but irresistibly funny, The Lay of the Land is a modern American masterpiece. Hardback book in very good condition in a similar clipped dust wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page. One ink inscription on fly-leaf. Not ex-library.

Added value:
Good clipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Richard Ford.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16cms
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747581886
ISBN-13:
9780747581888
Number of pages:
485
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
The Lay of the Land.

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