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Richard Ford
Vintage Books / Random House; New Ed edition (1991)
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I wish to thank my friends Carl Navarre and Gary Taylor for their special generosities, which helped me write this book.

I wish to thank my friends Carl Navarre and Gary Taylor for their special generosities, which helped me write this book.

Richard Ford is more known for his Pulitzer-award winning Independence Day but this book, his fourth, Wildlife is his only book included in the 501 Must Read Books so I picked this up first. Good intro to his works. I will definitely pick up the others soon. Ford has been compared to William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Wildlife has the brevity and consciseness of Hemingway's works. This novel also reflects the ordinary American lives in the A very short novel yet a whooper.

Wildlife is a novel by American author Richard Ford, first published in 1990. The book is narrated by 16-year-old Joe Brinson, who watches as his parents' marriage dissolves in front of him as his mother begins an affair. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name in 2018 with Paul Dano, making his directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Zoe Kazan.

Richard Ford is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. It is the quickest read of them all. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day, the first book to win both prizes. In 2001 he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction.

This is rather slight, but quite interesting and evocative. The longest and most important chapter in this slim volume depicts a sixteen year-old boy, his mother and her lover, all while the husband . .s away fighting a fire. I believe the author's own father died when the author was sixteen, so there may well be a correlation. At any rate, the story conveys a sense of loss and confusion quite well indeed

Read Wildlife, by Richard Ford online on Bookmate – Now a critically acclaimed film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, co-written by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, and directed by Paul Dano The.

Read Wildlife, by Richard Ford online on Bookmate – Now a critically acclaimed film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, co-written by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, and directed by Paul Dano Th. Instead, sixteen-year-old Joe Brinson watches his parents discover the limits of their marriage and, at the same time, the unexpected depths of dignity and courage that remain even when love dies. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The setting is Great Falls, Montana, where the Rockies end and where, in 1960, the promise of good times seems as limitless as the sweep of the prairies beyond. This is where the Brinson family hopes to find a better life.

Frank Bascombe is no longer a sportswriter, yet he's still living in Haddam, New Jersey, where he now sells real estate. A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American. Chapter 1. In the fall of 1960, when I was sixteen and my father was for a time not working, my mother met a man named Warren Miller and fell in love with him.

When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife—first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1990 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback—is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.
  • Gunos
I stumbled upon the trailer for Paul Dano's upcoming film adaptation of this book, and was very interested. I read up all I could about the movie, and decided to buy the book. It was delivered to my Kindle, and I tore through about 30% of the book on the first day. The second day, I finished it. This is very rare for me, because I am not an exceptionally fast reader, but Wildlife's 190 pages were jam-packed with emotion and storytelling that made it hard to put down. I am amazed that I had never heard of Richard Ford before, but I am definitely going to purchase The Sportswriter, his breakout novel. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.
For parents, there are two F-words and several scenes of implied sex (which is necessary for the story). Other than that, this book is relatively clean.

Fun fact: the picture I have attached is the same that is on the front cover. It is a once-in-a-lifetime photo. However, because the photographer was analyzing the fire for the Bureau of Land Management, he does not receive any profits from the photo. too bad!
  • Jozrone
Obviously Richard Ford cut his teeth on Ernest Hemingway, which is not a bad thing. Same hard,lean,unexpected prose. He knows, just like Hemingway, that we see life in the first person, not the third. Instead of giving us three or four characters and then telling us what each is thinking, he lets us judge his characters by what they say and do. Just like real life.
This book reminded me of my college days, when I devoured Hemingway and came away from his books with my blood boiling or with a dagger in my heart. The characters don't always behave like you want them to. Just like real life.
Ford's main point seems to be that each person has to live his or her life the way they want to, not the way other people would like them to, even a son. Both parents do this, while the son watches his world collapse. I'm not sure I agree with this, since I believe we also have responsibilities to other people, especially our children. We can't just do our thing and to hell with them.
But all in all this is an impressive book, although you may become angry at the father for never growing up and the mother for being a selfish bitch.
Just think, you can buy this book for the price of a movie ticket. That's a very good deal.
  • Doath
Not a great novel (more of a novella, really) but Ford is a fine writer and it's a fascinating character study.
  • Andronrad
I tried to read The Sportswriter soon after it was published and couldn't do it. Didn't care for the situation, didn't empathize with characters, had no interest in sports (which is, of course, not what the book is about). Fortunately, a couple of decades later I gave Indepence Day a try - it won those awards after all - and loved it. Same with The Lay of the Land and then Canada. Recently I went back and picked up T.Sw. again. After having acquired some maturity and having lived some life, I liked it and was moved by it (though I still prefer the later two Bascombe novels). Ford has replaced Russo as my favorite Richard of American letters.
A few days ago I started Wildlife and finished it double-time. It is the quickest read of them all. More like a short story in its construction than a novel, one doesn't come away from it feeling that one really knows its people; rather we've accompanied them during a brief, important episode in their lives. Another thing I would add to what others here have said is that the teenaged Joe and his situation reminds me of Dell Parsons at the beginning of Canada, as his family life is coming apart (also in Great Falls Montana), though the circumstances are quite different and somewhat less melodramatic. Though Wildlife is not the equal of Canada, in my mind, and hasn't received the attention of the Bascombe books, it is beautiful Ford through and through.
  • Ranenast
I was immediately hooked into Ford's novel. Great story telling. I love his writing style, is fine tuned and direct. I am only one chapter into the book and cannot wait to visit it again. I will definitely read another of his novels next!
  • Clandratha
A wonderful read!
  • Grosho
Very well written, I just didn't like the subject matter. Hit too close to home.
This is the second book that Ford has written about his thinly disguised own mother. This won is far better