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Series: Vintage Contemporaries Ser.
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Release Date: 05/31/1996
Synopsis: 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 and the ruin of his career, has entered an Existence Period, selling real estate in Haddam, New Jersey, and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life. Independence Dayis a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of astonishing empathy and perception.
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Awards – null PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction – null Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year – null Pulitzer Prize – null
Height: 0.95 inches
Width: 5.13 inches
Length: 7.98 inches
Weight: 11.04 oz