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Independence Day by Richard Ford
May 07, 1996 | ISBN 9780679735182
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    May 07, 1996 | ISBN 9780679735182

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    Sep 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780307763808

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"An extraordinary epic…. nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." — The Times

"Frank Bascombe has earned a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape…with a wry wit and a fin de siècle wisdom that is very much his own." — The New York Times Book Review

"Each flash of magical dialogue, every rumination a wild surprise…. Independence Day is a confirmation of a talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer." — The New York Review of Books

"A Babe Ruth of novelists…. One of the finest curators of the great American living museum." — Washington Post Book World

"One of his generation’s most eloquent voices." — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction WINNER 1996

Pulitzer Prize WINNER 1996

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