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The Sportswriter

Author: Ford, Richard Set In . . .
 North America, USA, New Jersey, Michigan, Detroit, New York, New York City
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1980s
Published: 1986
Description: As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.
  
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