by Richard Ford
✅ Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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NOMINATED FOR THE GORDON GRAVER AWARDS Starting in 2017 the Pulitzer Prize winner, author of the sports writer comes deeply a personal account of his parents – an intimate portrait of the mid-twentieth century American, life, and a celebration of family love Richard Ford, parents volunteer little about their lives – and it is rarely asked forLater, he reconstructed their stories from an anecdote, a story and, on occasion to photograph, frozen moments to link it to another momentEdna Akin, a dark-eyed Arkansas beauty whose convent of education was cut short by her itinerant parents, fell in love only seventeen years oldParker Ford was a big country boy with a warm welcome, hesitant smile, who worked in a grocery store in Hot SpringsThey got married and started a life on the road in South America, as Parker followed his street vendor to workThe 1930s were like a long weekend, a whirlwind of miles traveled, drinks cocktails and hotel rooms vacant: New Orleans, Memphis, TexarkanaThen from one, the end of the child is born, everything changeIn this book, Richard Ford evokes a vivid panorama of mid-twentieth century America, and an intimate portrait of family lifeExploring children’s changing perceptions of their parents, he also reflects on the impact of loss and devotionWritten with the intelligence, precision and humanity of which Ford is famous, Entre Eux is both a son of the great act of love and a redemption of meditation on the family.
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