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Let Me Be Frank With You

(2014)
(A book in the Frank Bascombe series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In his trio of critically acclaimed, best-selling novels - The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ Faulkner-winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - Richard Ford, in essence, illuminated the zeitgeist of an entire generation, through the divinings and wit of his now-famous literary chronicler, Frank Bascombe, who is certainly one of the most indelible, provocative, and anticipated characters in modern American literature.

Here, in Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now 68, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived - seemingly if not utterly - in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. As in all of the Bascombe books, Ford's guiding spirit is the old comic's maxim that promises if nothing's funny, nothing's truly serious. The desolation of Sandy, which rendered houses, shorelines, and countless lives unmoored and flattened, could scarcely be more serious as the grist for fiction. Yet it is the perfect backdrop and touchstone for Ford - and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash - the tumult of the world we live in.

Through Bascombe - wry, profane, touching, wise, and often inappropriate - we engage in the aspirations and sorrows, longings, achievements, and failings of American life in the morning of the new century.

Whether you've been a Bascombe insider since The Sportswriter or are encountering Ford's unforgettable inventions newly here, Let Me Be Frank with You is a moving, wondrous, extremely funny odyssey, showcasing the maturity and brilliance of a great writer working at the top of his talents.

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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4088-5348-5 / 978-1-4088-5348-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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November 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 0-06-169206-9 / 978-0-06-169206-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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November 2014 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4434-3735-2 / 978-1-4434-3735-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4434-3736-0 / 978-1-4434-3736-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 0-06-169207-7 / 978-0-06-169207-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4088-5359-0 / 978-1-4088-5359-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4088-6664-1 / 978-1-4088-6664-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book (Frank Bascombe Stories)
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4088-5349-3 / 978-1-4088-5349-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 0-06-234431-5 / 978-0-06-234431-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank with You (Bascombe)
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4830-2920-4 / 978-1-4830-2920-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You (Frank Bascombe series, Book 4)
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4830-2921-2 / 978-1-4830-2921-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank with You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   


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