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Independence Day
Independence Day
Author: Richard Ford
2 cassettes / 3 hours — Read by John Rubinstein — The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996. — In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives us an indelible portrait of America. — Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce an...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679443803
ISBN-10: 0679443800
Publication Date: 6/13/1995
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the second book in the Frank Bascombe trilogy (along with The Sportswriter, published in the mid-1980s, and The Lay of the Land, published in 2006). The book deservedly won the National Book award for its depection of almost average guy Bascombe, a New Jersey real estate saleman and divorced dad making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame with his estranged teenage son.
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Helpful Score: 2
Dense, turgid, and essentially unreadable tale of a 40-something divorcee trying to juggle a stalled real estate career, a tottering relationship with his girlfriend, and the needs of his troubled adolescent son over a long holiday weekend. Took me 3 days to get through the first 150 pages, at which point I decided I really didn't care.
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