About this book
The third book in Richard Ford's trilogy about the life of Frank Bascombe, this is the follow-up to "The Sportswriter" and "Independence Day". Set in the fall of 2000, Frank anticipates the coming Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife and reflect that, with fewer opportunities left in life, he has a smaller chance of getting things wrong. A new masterpiece from one of America's greatest novelists. 'Sublime...a richly textured, rolling and poetic voice' "The Times"
Frank Bascombe has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Frank reflects that now there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. As Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been.