Sportswriter

ISBN-10: 0679762108
ISBN-13: 9780679762102
Edition: 2nd
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/13/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1994 & grew up there & in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Michigan State University & received an M. F. A. in 1970 from the University of California at Irvine. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts & American Academy of Arts & Letters Award for Literature. He was also given the 1994 Rea Award. In 2001 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud prize.

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