Richard Ford, Wildlife

£28.00

Wildlife is the forth novel by Richard Ford, continuing to explore the wide-open spaces and mountains found in Rock Springs and A Piece of My Heart. They serve as catalysts for the action of the novel. The lives of four main characters — Joe Brinson, his parents, and the man with whom his mother has an affair (a re-occurring theme) – are shaped by their environment. The action occurs in 1961 in Great Falls, Montana, which for Joe is “a town that was not my home and never would be.” This sense of disorientation and alienation is central to the message of Ford’s novel.

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Richard Ford: Wildlife. London, Collins Harvill, 1990. 1st edition. 1st printing. 9. ½ x 6. ¼ . Black cloth over boards & gilt. Price £12.50 to jacket flap.

Wildlife is the forth novel by Richard Ford (following his much acclaimed The Sportswriter). It continues to explore the wide-open spaces and mountains found in Rock Springs and A Piece of My Heart. They serve as catalysts for the action of the novel. The lives of four main characters — Joe Brinson, his parents, and the man with whom his mother has an affair  (a re-occurring theme) – are shaped by their environment. The action occurs in 1961 in Great Falls, Montana, which for Joe is “a town that was not my home and never would be.” This sense of disorientation and alienation is central to the message of Ford’s novel.

Wildlife was a short run hardcover for libraries, and reportedly sold out shortly after publication.

Condition: Sharp exceptional clean and tight unread copy. VF in VF jacket.

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