brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that
sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe and
the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer
Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the
his trio of world-renowned novels portraying the life of an entire American
generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed
characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean,
funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the aspirations,
sorrows, longings, achievements, and failings of an American life in the
twilight of the twentieth century.
in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of
Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford)
attempts to reconcile, interpret, and console a world undone by calamity. It is
a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America we live
in at this moment. Ford is here again working with the maturity and brilliance
of a writer at the absolute height of his powers. Download and start listening now!