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The Lay of the Land

Richard Ford

With The Sportswriter, in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later - after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award - was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He's now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: "all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies." Richard Ford's first novel in over a decade: the funniest, most engaging (and explosive) book he's written, and a major literary event. From the Hardcover edition.

With The Sportswriter, in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later - after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award - was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He's now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: "all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies." Richard Ford's first novel in over a decade: the funniest, most engaging (and explosive) book he's written, and a major literary event. From the Hardcover edition.
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Fiction

Description:

With The Sportswriter, in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later - after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award - was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He's now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: "all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies." Richard Ford's first novel in over a decade: the funniest, most engaging (and explosive) book he's written, and a major literary event. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Barrett

Length:

25h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:57


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:56


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:50


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:16


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:44


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:17


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:33


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:55


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:37


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:44


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:00


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:43


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:04


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:13


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:52


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:04


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:36


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:57


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:30


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:43


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:10


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:30


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:03


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:45


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:19


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:17


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:08


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:35


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:47


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:21


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:37


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:19


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:45


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:07


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:48


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:37


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:07


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:07


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:57


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:30


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:17


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:59


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:05


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:15


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:51


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:48


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:30


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:15


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:32


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:33


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:58


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:09


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:34


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:03


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:36


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:02


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:51


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:02


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:17


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:34


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:35


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:17


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:10


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:12


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:40


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:06


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:54


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:35


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:40


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:28


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:32


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:35


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

02:52


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:52


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:22


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:00


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:25


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:04


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:32


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:46

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