The Sportswriter

The Sportswriter

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.And immediately the heavy kitchen air is exchanged for the cool, chemically pungent odors indigenous to suburban basements where the owner is nobodya#39;s ... Wade is fiddling with metal objects, possibly the shade of a utility lamp, a fuse- boxanbsp;...

Title:The Sportswriter
Author:Richard Ford
Publisher:Vintage - 2010-11-10


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