The Sportswriter

Author(s): Richard Ford
Series: Frank Bascombe Series No: 1
Imprint: Classics Library
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: C4041
Released: Jun 19, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428140097
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his modern classic Independence Day (C2951). In this first volume of his Frank Bascombe trilogy, Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's obstacles.


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The Sportswriter
Product Number: BX00008341
Product Number:C4041
Product Number:Z1210

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Author(s): Richard Ford
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number Z1210
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456100094
Author(s): Richard Ford
Product Number EB00171207
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307763709

Professional reviews

"Frank Bascombe is defined by a variety of his relationships, his writing career, and an introspective take on his life. Richard Ford crafts this story, from the mind's eye of a sportswriter, and Richard Poe gently shapes it with his narration. Supporting characters come and go and remain distinguishable, but it's the protagonist who deserves--and receives--the most attention. There's no yelling or screaming, just an emotional portrait woven by both writer and narrator of a man in his late 30s on a journey. Dialogue and sports jargon are limited, but Ford and Poe achieve a nice pace in this novel, which has a touch of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE in its approach. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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