LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU by Richard Ford

November 19, 2014

Richard Ford spoke about his book, Let Me Be Frank with You: A Frank Bascombe Book, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday November 19, 2014.

Here, in Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived--seemingly if not utterly--in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford's guiding spirit is the old comic's maxim that promises if nothing's funny, nothing's truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford--and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash--the tumult of the world we live in.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780061692079
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco - October 13th, 2015