Richard Ford

  • « D'abord, je vais vous raconter le hold-up que nos parents ont commis. Ensuite les meurtres, qui se sont produits plus tard. »Great Falls, Montana, 1960. Dell Parsons a 15 ans lorsque ses parents braquent une banque, avec le fol espoir de rembourser un créancier menaçant. Le hold-up échoue, les parents sont arrêtés, et Dell a désormais le choix entre la fuite et l'orphelinat. Il traverse la frontière et trouve refuge dans un village du Saskatchewan, au Canada. Il est alors recueilli par le propriétaire dun hôtel, Arthur Remlinger, qui le prend à son service. Charismatique, mystérieux, Remlinger est aussi recherché aux États-Unis... C'est la fin de l'innocence pour Dell qui, dans l'ombre de Remlinger, au sein d'une nature sauvage et d'une communauté pour qui seule compte la force brutale, cherche son propre chemin. Canada est le récit de ces années qui l'ont marqué à jamais. Ce roman, dune puissance et dune beauté exceptionnelles, marque le retour sur la scène littéraire dun des plus grands écrivains américains contemporains.

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  • traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Josée Kamoun.
    En deux textes qui se répondent, Richard Ford retrace la vie de ses parents : celle de son père, représentant de commerce sur les routes une bonne partie du temps jusqu'à sa mort prématurée ; et celle de sa mère, qui, après une enfance sans histoires en Arkansas, son mariage et la naissance de son enfant, souffre des années de solitude, puis d'un cancer.
    L'auteur, qui se trouve " entre eux " décrit ces deux existences dans ce qu'elles ont de plus quotidien et de moins extraordinaire, et pose la question : que reste-t-il d'une vie vécue ?
    En marge de ses grands romans, ce livre sensible est l'hommage bouleversant d'un grand écrivain à ses parents, mais aussi une clé pour la compréhension de son œuvre.

  • Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Josée Kamoun« Il est matériellement quasi impossible d'avoir plus de cinq vrais amis. C'est bien pourquoi j'ai limité mon temps-pour-autrui à du temps avec Sally, mes deux enfants (qui habitent des villes lointaines, Dieu merci) et mon ex-femme Ann, qui a élu domicile dans un mouroir chiquissime trop proche de mon domicile pour mon confort personnel. Reste donc un créneau et un seul. Charité bien ordonnée... j'ai décidé de me le réserver ; je serai ainsi mon meilleur et mon dernier ami. »À soixante-huit ans, Frank Bascombe en a fini avec sa vie d'ancien journaliste sportif et d'agent immobilier. Il coule désormais une retraite paisible dans une ville du New Jersey. Paisible...jusqu'à ce que l'ouragan Sandy vienne frapper à sa porte.Sincère, touchant, politiquement incorrect, Frank Bascombe, sous la plume incisive et profondément humaine de Richard Ford, demeure l'un des personnages les plus attachants de la littérature américaine.

  • « Vous allez attendre avec impatience ce que Richard Ford va inventer ensuite. » SFXHavrefer était jadis un symbole de puissance, maintenant une paix fragile dans les États Libres. Mais le roi est parti en guerre et la ville pourrit de l´intérieur. Les pavés des rues se couvrent de sang. De sombres nuages se rassemblent à l´horizon : le redoutable seigneur de guerre Amon Tugha approche. Son héraut s´est infiltré dans la ville pour solliciter l´aide d´une pègre redoutable tandis qu´un mystérieux sorcier commet d´horribles sacrifices. Le siège d´Havrefer sera sanglant...

  • « Violent, vicieux et teinté d'humour noir. La reine de Havrefer est devenue plus forte. Armée de l'épée de son père, elle s'apprête à défendre la cité contre le redoutable chef de guerre Amon Tugha, dont l'armée gigantesque campe aux portes de la cité. Une implacable bataille se prépare, ...

  • « Excitant et différent. » The British Fantasy Society À Havrefer, il est temps que les héros entrent en scène... Le roi Cael est mort et sa fille Janessa, seule et sans expérience, porte désormais la couronne de fer. Or la menace se profile : menée par le seigneur de guerre Amon Tugha, une formidable horde se rapproche en ne laissant que mort et destruction dans son sillage. Son objectif : raser Havrefer. Pour survivre, la cité doit se débarrasser des ennemis tapis en son sein. Mais le coût de la victoire ne serait-il pas plus terrible qu´une défaite ?

  • Anglais Canada

    Richard Ford

    Montana, 1960. Dell Parsons a 15 ans lorsque ses parents braquent une banque. Le hold-up échoue, son père et sa mère sont arrêtés. Pour ne pas finir dans un orphelinat, il traverse la frontière et trouve refuge dans un village du Saskatchewan, au Canada. Au coeur d'une nature sauvage, dans une communauté pour qui seule compte la force brutale, il va devoir trouver son chemin.

  • Featuring Frank Bascombe, this is the third novel following the bestselling "The Sportswriter" and "Independence Day". Here, Frank, fifty-five, settled in his realty business in Sea-Clift, New Jersey, has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life.

  • One of the most celebrated and unflinching chroniclers of modern life now explores, in this masterful collection of short stories, the grand theme of intimacy, love, and their failures.With remarkable insight and candor, Richard Ford examines liaisons in and out and to the sides of marriage. An illicit visit to the Grand Canyon reveals a vastness even more profound. A couple weekending in Maine try to recapture the ardor that has disappeared from their life together. And on a spring evening, a young wife tells her husband of her affair with the host of the dinner party they';re about to join. The rigorous intensity Ford brings to these vivid, unforgettable dramas marks this as his most powerfully arresting book to date-confirming the judgment of the New York Times Book Review that "nobody now writing looks more like an American classic."From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.
    "One of the country's best writers. . . . No one looks harder at contemporary American life, sees more, or expresses it with such hushed, deliberate care." --San Francisco Chronicle An accomplished practitioner of the short story and the "Babe Ruth of novelists," (Washington Post Book World) Richard Ford is the first writer to receive both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for a single book, his 1995 novel Independence Day.
    Vintage Ford includes an excerpt from that novel, along with the stories "Communist," and "Rock Springs" from his collection Rock Springs; "Reunion," and "Calling," from A Multitude of Sins, which won him the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award; "The Womanizer," from Women with Men.
    Also included, for the first time in book form, the memoir, "My Mother, in Memory." From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, thirty-eight, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic with spirits soaring. This is a magnificent novel that propelled Richard Ford into the first rank of American writers.

  • The landscape of Women with Men ranges from the northern plains of Montana to the streets of Paris and the suburbs of Chicago. The tragedies that stalk the characters are unfolded with an indelible wit and clarity. So merciless is Ford's lingering gaze upon human, mostly male, weakness, so understanding his eye for the unravelling threads of human love, that this collection of novellas seems only to broaden the reputation and the following of one of the outstanding writers of our time.

  • In each of these tales master storyteller Richard Ford is drawn to the themes of intimacy, love, and their failures. An illicit visit to the Grand Canyon reveals a vastness even more profound; an exacting career woman celebrates Christmas with her adamantly post-nuclear family; a couple weekending in Maine try to recapture the ardour that has disappeared, both gradually and suddenly, from their lives; on a spring evening's drive, a young wife confesses to her husband the affair she had with the host of the dinner party they're about to join.

  • Une mine d'or surgie de nulle part, une prison au petit matin, un chalet isolé au milieu de la forêt, un train qui fonce dans la nuit, un vol d'oies blanches au-dessus d'un lac : telles sont les images qui hantent la mémoire du narrateur de ces nouvelles, denses et précises comme des haïkus et toutes situées dans le Montana.
    Des histoires de chasse, de meurtre ou d'adultère, racontées par des gens simples qui s'efforcent de survivre, écrasés par les ciels sublimes de l'Ouest américain. Cet admirable recueil de short stories établit Richard Ford dans la proximité de Raymond Carver, dont il fut l'ami. En même temps, il marque le territoire d'un écrivain singulier, explorateur d'espaces intimes (Ma mère, Une saison ardente) et maître du langage (Indépendance).

  • Featuring Frank Bascombe, this is the third novel following the bestselling "The Sportswriter" and "Independence Day". Here, Frank, fifty-five, settled in his realty business in Sea-Clift, New Jersey, has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life.

  • In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from jail and furthermore get him away from the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.

  • Robard Hewes has driven across the country in search of a woman named Buena who, twelve years ago, infused him with a feeling that has now turned into obsession. Sam Newel has travelled from Chicago seeking the missing piece of himself. They both find themselves on an uncharted hunting island in the Mississippi owned by an old man named Lamb. When these men converge on this strange land, each discovers the thing he's looking for yet triggers a conflagration of inevitable violence in this tense and brutal yet moving tale.

  • Anglais Wildlife

    Richard Ford

    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. 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.

  • This trilogy of brilliant novels - The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction.
    When we meet Frank Bascombe in The Sportswriter, his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life that has been irrevocably changed by the loss of a marriage, a career, a child. We then follow Frank, ever brilliantly and hilariously observant, through Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, witnessing his fortune's rise and his family's fragmentation and reintegration. With finely honed prose and an eye that captures the most subtle nuances of the human condition in all its pathos, humour, beauty and strangeness, Richard Ford transforms Frank Bascombe's life into a riveting moving parable of life in America today.

  • 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.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Ford's mesmerizing first novel is the story of two godless pilgrims. Robard Hewes has driven across the country in the service of a destructive passion. Sam Newell is seeking the missing piece of himself. When these men converge, on an uncharted island in

  • In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.
    "His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam, and has thrived - seemingly but not utterly - amidst the devastations of Hurricane Sandy. The desolations of Sandy, which left countless lives unmoored, are the perfect backdrop for Ford - and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of universal subjects: ageing, race, loss, faith, marriage, the real estate debacle - the tumult of the world we live in.

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