'Richard Fords sportswriter is a rare bird in life and nearly extinct in fiction -- Tobias Wolfe
A devastating chronicle of contemporary alienation -- New York Times
Ford is a masterful writer -- Raymond Carver
Richard Ford is one of the best writers in America. Potentially the very best -- Gordon Burn
This remarkable elegiac novel contemplates the desperate sadness of life with a profound and humorous dignity. It is an original and admirable achievement -- Evening Standard
About the Author
Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He has published five novels and two previous collections of stories. His novel Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and, two weeks later, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first time the same book had won both prizes.