Independence Day by Richard Ford
Independence Day follows Frank Bascombe, a New Jersey real estate agent, through the titular holiday weekend as he visits his ex-wife, his troubled son, his current lover, the renters of one of his properties, and some clients of his who have been having trouble finding the perfect house. Similar in theme to John Updike's Rabbit novels, Independence Day is a pastoral meditation on a man reaching middle age and assessing his place in life and the greater world.
The 945th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
- - What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)