The Lay of the Land - Richard FordBloomsbury, 2006, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top and bottom edges of the text block a little tanned. Very gently bruised at tail and lower corners. A nice copy overall.
From the cover: “It is fall, 2000 – and in every household and bar across the USA the likely outcome of the hijacked presidential election is being hotly debated. Frank Bascombe, fifty- five, settled in his realty business in Sea-Clift, New Jersey, has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made, dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. In his third Frank Bascombe novel, which joins the bestselling “The Sportswriter” and “Independence Day”, Richard Ford contemplates the human character with wry precision and in luminous prose.”