Wildlife

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Author(s): Richard Ford
Original Publish Date: Jan 19, 2010
Product Number: EB00641381
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802198587
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

A novel of a fracturing family in 1960 Montana, "full of prose that makes the reader shiver," by the New York Times-bestselling author of Rock Springs (Chicago Sun-Times). When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana. But the new start didn't go quite as planned. Jerry Brinson is a golf pro to rich country club members, but then loses the job. In reaction, he joins a firefighting crew working in the mountains—as his wife becomes entangled in an affair with one of the businessmen from the club. Told from the point of view of Joe as a grown man looking back on those days in 1960, Wildlife is a "heartbreaking and compelling" novel about love, family, and the forces that test them to the breaking point by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Canada and The Sportswriter (Philadelphia Inquirer). "A wise, humane, and disarmingly simple novel of domestic distress."—Entertainment Weekly "There is at the heart of this novel a deep nostalgia for that moment when a person recognizes a true perfection in the way things once were, before the onset of ruin and great change."—The New York Times Book Review

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