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Between Them - Remembering My Parents (Paperback): Richard Ford Between Them - Remembering My Parents (Paperback)
Richard Ford
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Wildlife (Paperback, New edition): Richard Ford Wildlife (Paperback, New edition)
Richard Ford
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The setting is Great Falls, Montana, where the Rockies end and where, in 1960, the promise of good times seems as limitless as the sweep of the prairies beyond. This is where the Brinson family hopes to find a better life. Instead, sixteen-year-old Joe Brinson watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage and, at the same time, the unexpected depths of dignity and courage that remain even when love dies.

Between Them (Hardcover): Richard Ford Between Them (Hardcover)
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LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2017 From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents - an intimate portrait of American mid-twentieth century life, and a celebration of family love Richard Ford's parents volunteered little about their early lives - and he rarely asked. Later, he pieced their stories together from anecdote, history and the occasional photograph, frozen moments linking him to another time. Edna Akin, a dark-eyed Arkansas beauty whose convent education was cut short by her itinerant parents, fell in love aged only seventeen. Parker Ford was a tall country boy with a warm, hesitant smile, who was working at a grocery in Hot Springs. They married and began a life on the road in the American South, as Parker followed his travelling salesman's job. The 1930s were like one long weekend, a swirl of miles traversed, cocktails drunk and hotel rooms vacated: New Orleans, Memphis, Texarkana. Then a single, late child was born, changing everything. In this book, Richard Ford evokes a vivid panorama of mid-twentieth century America, and an intimate portrait of family life. Exploring children's changing perception of their parents, he also reflects on the impact of loss and devotion. Written with the intelligence, precision and humanity for which Ford is renowned, Between Them is both a son's great act of love and a redeeming meditation on family.

Wildlife (Paperback, Film Tie-In): Richard Ford Wildlife (Paperback, Film Tie-In)
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Now a critically acclaimed film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, co-written by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, and directed by Paul Dano

The setting is Great Falls, Montana, where the Rockies end and where, in 1960, the promise of good times seems as limitless as the sweep of the prairies beyond. This is where the Brinson family hopes to find a better life. Instead, sixteen-year-old Joe Brinson watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage and, at the same time, the unexpected depths of dignity and courage that remain even when love dies.

Let Me Be Frank With You - A Frank Bascombe Book (Paperback): Richard Ford Let Me Be Frank With You - A Frank Bascombe Book (Paperback)
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Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam, and has thrived - seemingly but not utterly - amidst the devastations of Hurricane Sandy. The desolations of Sandy, which left countless lives unmoored, are the perfect backdrop for Ford - and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of universal subjects: ageing, race, loss, faith, marriage, the real estate debacle - the tumult of the world we live in.

Let Me Be Frank With You - A Frank Bascombe Book (Paperback, UK open market ed): Richard Ford Let Me Be Frank With You - A Frank Bascombe Book (Paperback, UK open market ed)
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Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam, and has thrived - seemingly but not utterly - amidst the devastations of Hurricane Sandy. The desolations of Sandy, which left countless lives unmoored, are the perfect backdrop for Ford - and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of universal subjects: ageing, race, loss, faith, marriage, the real estate debacle - the tumult of the world we live in.

Canada (Paperback, UK open market ed): Richard Ford Canada (Paperback, UK open market ed)
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First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later. It was more bad instincts and bad luck that lead to Dell Parsons' parents robbing a bank. They weren't reckless people, but in an instant, their actions alter fifteen-year-old Dell's sense of normal life forever. In the days that follow, he is saved before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across Montana, his life hurtles towards the unknown; a hotel in a deserted town, the violent and enigmatic Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself. But, as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose past lies on the other side of the border.

Between Them - Remembering my Parents (Paperback): Richard Ford Between Them - Remembering my Parents (Paperback)
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LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2017

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents - an intimate portrait of American mid-twentieth century life, and a celebration of family love

Edna Akin and Parker Ford married young. For fifteen years they traveled the American south of the 1930s as Parker went about his work as a traveling salesman, selling laundry starch. Life was hotels rooms, roadside bars and always each other. Then a single child was born to them, and a life went a new way.

Blending his parents' lives, drawing on memory, history, anecdote, Richard Ford's Between Them is a stirring contemplation of love's mystery and of loss.

A Piece of My Heart (Paperback, New edition): Richard Ford A Piece of My Heart (Paperback, New edition)
Richard Ford
R235 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R51 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Robard Hewes has driven across the country in search of a woman named Buena who, twelve years ago, infused him with a feeling that has now turned into obsession. Sam Newel has travelled from Chicago seeking the missing piece of himself. They both find themselves on an uncharted hunting island in the Mississippi owned by an old man named Lamb. When these men converge on this strange land, each discovers the thing he's looking for yet triggers a conflagration of inevitable violence in this tense and brutal yet moving tale.

Canada (Paperback): Richard Ford Canada (Paperback)
Richard Ford
R193 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R60 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When fifteen-year-old Del Parsons' parents rob a North Dakota bank, his normal life is altered forever, and a threshold is crossed that can never be uncrossed. His parents' imprisonment threatens a turbulent and uncertain future for Del and his twin sister, Berner. Fierce with resentment, Berner flees their Montana home for California. But Del is not completely abandoned. A family friend spirits him across the Canadian border toward safety and a better life. There, afloat on the Saskatchewan prairie, Del finds only cold refuge from Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic and alluring American fugitive with a dark and violent past.

Undone by the calamity of his parents' robbery, Del struggles to remake himself. But his search for grace only moves him nearer to a harrowing and murderous collision with the forces of darkness that shadow us all.

A true masterwork of haunting and spectacular vision from one of our greatest writers, Canada is a profound novel of boundaries traversed, innocence lost and reconciled, and the mysterious and consoling bonds of family. Told in spare, elegant prose, both resonant and luminous, it is destined to become a classic.

Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar - Stories of Work (Paperback): Richard Ford Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar - Stories of Work (Paperback)
Richard Ford
R248 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This vital and compelling collection of stories about work, compiled by novelist and short-story writer Richard Ford, explores tales of how we Americans are employed; how we find work and leave it; how it excites, ennobles, occasionally debilitates, but often defines us.

Contributing writers for Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar range from contemporary Pulitzer Prize winners Edward P. Jones and Jhumpa Lahiri to iconic short-story masters Tobias Wolff, Annie Proulx, and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as emerging writers such as Lewis Robinson. Encompassing a wide range of contemporary literary styles, ages, ethnic backgrounds, and geographical locations, Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar is a masterful, exhilarating, and timely fictional exploration of work and its relationship to the human spirit.

All author proceeds from Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work will go directly to fund the free youth writing, tutoring, and publishing programs offered by 826michigan.

A Demon in Silver (Paperback): Richard Ford A Demon in Silver (Paperback)
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R197 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R42 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a world where magic has disappeared, rival nations vie for power in a continent devastated by war.

When a young farm girl, Livia, demonstrates magical powers for the first time in a century there are many across the land that will kill to obtain her power. The Duke of Gothelm's tallymen, the blood-soaked Qeltine Brotherhood, and cynical mercenary Josten Cade: all are searching for Livia and the power she wields.

But Livia finds that guardians can come from the most unlikely places... and that the old gods are returning to a world they abandoned.

Independence Day (Paperback, 1st Vintage contemporaries ed): Richard Ford Independence Day (Paperback, 1st Vintage contemporaries ed)
Richard Ford
R312 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996.

Canada (Paperback): Richard Ford Canada (Paperback)
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R241 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R50 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later. It was more bad instincts and bad luck that lead to Dell Parsons' parents robbing a bank. They weren't reckless people, but in an instant, their actions alter fifteen-year-old Dell's sense of normal life forever. In the days that follow, he is saved before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across Montana, his life hurtles towards the unknown; a hotel in a deserted town, the violent and enigmatic Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself. But, as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose past lies on the other side of the border.

Wildlife (Paperback): Richard Ford Wildlife (Paperback)
Richard Ford
R286 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R55 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal "Full of prose that makes the reader shiver, Wildlife is a rich and readable story...It leaves a sense of hope, a conviction that life is worth living."--Chicago Sun-Times When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife--first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1990 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback--is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.

The Lay of the Land (Paperback, New edition): Richard Ford The Lay of the Land (Paperback, New edition)
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R170 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R31 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

The Sportswriter (Paperback, 2nd Vintage ed): Richard Ford The Sportswriter (Paperback, 2nd Vintage ed)
Richard Ford
R291 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.

Caleb Cain Marcus: Goddess (Hardcover): Caleb Cain Marcus, Richard Ford Caleb Cain Marcus: Goddess (Hardcover)
Caleb Cain Marcus, Richard Ford
R826 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R222 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New York-based photographer Caleb Cain Marcus journeyed 1,500 miles along the Ganges River to create Goddess, a bold feat of landscape photography. Profoundly painterly, Marcus' images emphasize color, light and atmospheric conditions to explore the tangible quality of space in India and Bangladesh.

Between Them - Remembering My Parents (Hardcover): Richard Ford Between Them - Remembering My Parents (Hardcover)
Richard Ford
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Rock Springs (Paperback, New edition): Richard Ford Rock Springs (Paperback, New edition)
Richard Ford
R256 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R83 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In these ten stories, Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West - and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there. A refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter, an unhappy girlfriend and a stolen Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence; two men and a woman swapping hard-luck stories in a frontier bar as they try to sweeten their luck. "Rock Springs" is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiselled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.

The Sportswriter (Paperback, New edition): Richard Ford The Sportswriter (Paperback, New edition)
Richard Ford
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Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, thirty-eight, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic with spirits soaring. This is a magnificent novel that propelled Richard Ford into the first rank of American writers.

The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume 2 (Paperback): Richard Ford The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume 2 (Paperback)
Richard Ford
R293 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R49 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Richard Ford, one of the finest American novelists and short-story writers, introduced the first Granta Book of the American Short Story, which Granta Books published in 1992. It became the definitive anthology of American short fiction written in the last half of the twentieth century. In the fourteen years since, Ford has been reading new stories and rereading old ones and selecting new favourites. This new collection, again of more than forty writers, expands Ford's original choice to include stories that he regretted overlooking first time around as well as many by a new generation of writers, among them Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberg, Matt Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri and Z. Z. Packer. None of the stories (though a few of the writers) was in the first volume. Published to critical acclaim in hardback in 2007, this book is an essential companion volume to the first collection.

Independence Day (Paperback, New edition): Richard Ford Independence Day (Paperback, New edition)
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R170 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R31 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an 'Existence Period' - selling real estate in 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 Day" is 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 extraordinary empathy and perception.

El Periodista Deportivo (English, Spanish, Paperback): Richard Ford El Periodista Deportivo (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Richard Ford
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Let Me Be Frank with You - A Frank Bascombe Book (Paperback): Richard Ford Let Me Be Frank with You - A Frank Bascombe Book (Paperback)
Richard Ford
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