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A vast, magnificent canvas. This is one of the first great novels of the 21st century (John Banville Sunday Telegraph)
Astonishing ... Reviewers will be quick to proclaim that Richard Ford has written a great American novel, another masterpiece, and he most emphatically has. Canada is his finest work to date ... A powerfully human and profound novel that makes one sigh, shudder and weep. Here is greatness. No doubt about it (Eileen Battersby Irish Times)
Ford is possessed of a writer's greatest gifts ... Pure vocal grace, quiet humor, precise and calm observation ... Ford's language is of the cracked, open spaces and their corresponding places within (Lorrie Moore New Yorker)
One of the wonderful things about Richard Ford is that he can make people who do outlandish things, such as rob banks, seem almost normal ... Ford is superb at suspense ... This is a book about dysfunctional lives in a North America that existed half a century ago - it sometimes has the feel of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. What a backdrop - you feel as if anything might happen here ... This is a story about adolescence, about crime, about broken families, and about trying to escape. It's very engaging, and in the end, quite sad (William Leith Evening Standard)
His most elegiac and profound book yet ... Marilynne Robinson (without the theology) and Cormac McCarthy (without the gore) (Washington Post)
A real king returns ... a story, and a vision, as sweeping as its landscapes (Boyd Tonkin Independent)
A rather brilliant realisation of our particular voice ... a brilliant piece of work (Pat Kane on BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review)
His books will save you(GQ)
First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.
In 1956, Dell Parsons' family came to a stop in Great Falls, Montana, the way many military families did following the war. His father, Bev, was a talkative, plank-shouldered man, an airman from Alabama with an optimistic and easy-scheming nature. Dell and his twin sister, Berner, could easily see why their mother might have been attracted to him. But their mother Neeva - from an educated, immigrant, Jewish family - was shy, artistic and alienated from their father's small-town world of money scrapes and living on-the-fly. It was more bad instincts and bad luck that Dell's parents decided to rob the bank. They weren't reckless people.
In the days following the arrest, Dell is saved by a family friend before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across the Montana border into Saskatchewan his life hurtles towards the unknown, towards a hotel in a deserted town, towards the violent and enigmatic American Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself - a landscape of rescue and abandonment. But as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose own past lies on the other side of a border.
In Canada, Richard Ford has created a masterpiece. A visionary novel of vast landscapes, complex identities and fragile humanity. It questions the fine line between the normal and the extraordinary, and the moments that haunt our settled view of the world.
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Descripción Bloomsbury, London, 2012. Hard Cover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper, Signed by the Author on the title page. Signed at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2012. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. del artículo: 008277
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. Immaculate, unread, gift condition, SIGNED and Publication Day DATED 7th June 2012 by this Pulitzer Prize winning author to the title page.Scarce to find dated.BOXED DESPATCH: OVERSEAS AIR ONLY: PLEASE DO NOT SELECT SURFACE!. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. del artículo: ABE-14971047236