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Lay of the Land, the (2006) [Novel]
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Series: Frank Bascombe
Part: 3

Summary (From the publisher):

With The Sportswriter, in 1986, Richard Ford commenced 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.” Now, a decade later, Frank Bascombe returns, with a new lease on life (and real estate), more acutely in thrall to life’s endless complexities than ever before.

His story resumes in the autumn of 2000, when his trade as a realtor on the Jersey Shore is thriving, permitting him to revel in the acceptance of “that long, stretching-out time when my dreams would have mystery like any ordinary person’s; when whatever I do or say, who I marry, how my kids turn out, becomes what the world—if it makes note at all—knows of me, how I’m seen, understood, even how I think of myself before whatever there is that’s wild and unassuagable rises and cheerlessly hauls me off to oblivion.” But as a Presidential election hangs in the balance, and a postnuclear-family Thanksgiving looms before him along with crises both marital and medical, Frank discovers that what he terms the Permanent Period is fraught with unforeseen perils: “All the ways that life feels like life at age fifty-five were strewn around me like poppies.”

Original title: The Lay of the Land
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Lay of the Land, the (2006)
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Language: English

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Lay of the Land, the (October 24, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679454683
Dimensions: 6.64 x 9.5 x 1.51
Pages: 485

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