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Sorry for your trouble : stories

Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: New York, NY : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A woman and man, parted a quarter of a century, reunite in a bar in New Orleans as the St Patrick's Day parade goes by. A divorced suburban dad helps his daughter pick out a card for her friend who's moving away. A group of friends in late middle age, all once promising, reunite for dinner when one of their number loses her husband, but the gathering splinters when bitter revelations about their shared past emerge.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novellas
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ford
ISBN: 0062969803 9780062969804
OCLC Number: 1112265919
Description: vii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nothing to declare --
Happy--
Displaced --
Crossing --
The run of yourself --
Jimmy Green, 1992 --
Leaving for Kenosha --
A free day --
Second language --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Richard Ford.

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A woman and man, parted a quarter of a century, reunite in a bar in New Orleans as the St Patrick's Day parade goes by. A divorced suburban dad helps his daughter pick out a card for her friend who's moving away. A group of friends in late middle age, all once promising, reunite for dinner when one of their number loses her husband, but the gathering splinters when bitter revelations about their shared past emerge. Two teenage boys sit in a drive-in, the air thick with the scent of gin and popcorn and longing. A visionary collection of luminous landscapes, of great moments in small lives, of the people we carry with us long after they are gone, Sorry for Your Trouble takes disappointment, aging, grief, love and marriage and silhouettes them against the heady backdrop of Irish America in the past and present. Earthily humane and profoundly wise, the collection reconfirms its author as the master of contemporary American fiction.

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