• Independence Day

  • Frank Bascombe, Book 2
  • By: Richard Ford
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (292 ratings)

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Independence Day

By: Richard Ford
Narrated by: Richard Poe
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Publisher's summary

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction 1996

Hailed as a major American novel, Independence Day is a relentlessly thoughtful, heart-wrenching, yet hilarious portrait of an ordinary American man. Wickedly realistic details and dialog entice you to see modern life filtered through the first-person narrator's complex and evolving consciousness. Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son.

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