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The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford

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The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford

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Frank Bascombe has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Frank reflects that now there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. As Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been.

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It is fall, 2000 and Frank Bascombe 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 tranquillity he anticipated is not to be. In fact, as Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been. In his third Frank Bascombe novel, Richard Ford contemplates the human character with wry precision. Graceful, expansive, filled with pathos but irresistibly funny, "The Lay of the Land" is a modern American masterpiece.

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SKU GOR000483574
Title The Lay of the Land
Author By (author) Richard Ford
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2007
Page Number 736
ISBN 0747585997
ISBN13 9780747585992
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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