The Lay of the Land (Paperback)

Lee Child - The Midnight Line Event

Lee Child is Coming to Missoula

Fact & Fiction is pleased to present an evening with New York Times bestselling author, Lee Child, in conversation with Montana author, David Abrams.

Lee and David will discuss Lee Child's new novel, The Midnight Line, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Each ticket will include a SIGNED hardcover copy of The Midnight Line, along with entry to the event.

Join us Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7PM in the Dennison Theatre on the campus of The University of Montana.

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Description


NATIONAL BESTSELLER
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times Best Book of the Year

A sportswriter and a real estate agent, husband and father -Frank Bascombe has been many things to many people. His uncertain youth behind him, we follow him through three days during the autumn of 2000, when his trade as a realtor on the Jersey Shore is thriving. But as a presidential election hangs in the balance, and a postnuclear-family Thanksgiving looms before him, Frank discovers that what he terms "the Permanent Period" is fraught with unforeseen perils. An astonishing meditation on America today and filled with brilliant insights, The Lay of the Land is a magnificent achievement from one of the most celebrated chroniclers of our time.

Also available in the Bascombe Trilogy: The Sportswriter, and Independence Day

About the Author


The author of five novels and two collections of stories, Richard Ford was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day, the first book to win both prizes. In 2001, he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land. He lives in Boothbay, Maine.

Praise For…


“Ford once again shows why he deserves to be hailed as one of the great American fiction novelists of his generation.” —The Washington Post Book World“By now, we have gotten to know Frank Bascombe well enough to take his measure, and to appreciate that, like almost no one else in our recent literature, he is life-size.” —The New York Times Book Review"The Lay of the Land . . . is distinct not only for its singular style but also because of its generosity. Ford shows that life is never easy and never placid. . . . Yet we keep moving forward for that occasional moment of pure understanding." —Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679776673
ISBN-10: 0679776672
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: July 24th, 2007
Pages: 485
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries