Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe.
Now sixty-eight, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam, and has thrived - seemingly but not utterly - amidst the devastations of Hurricane Sandy.
The desolations of Sandy, which left countless lives unmoored, are the perfect backdrop for Ford - and Bascombe.
With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of universal subjects: ageing, race, loss, faith, marriage, the real estate debacle - the tumult of the world we live in.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 10/09/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408853597