AOT #324: Richard Ford Podcasts Canada
Richard Ford, the only writer ever to win both the Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel (Independence Day), reads from and discusses his new novel Canada. This long-awaited book delivers a haunting and elemental story about the cataclysm that undoes one teenage boy’s family, and the stark and unforgiving landscape in which he attempts to find grace. A true masterwork of haunting and spectacular vision from one of our greatest writers, Canada is a profound novel of boundaries traversed, innocence lost and reconciled, and the mysterious and consoling bonds of family. Told in spare, elegant prose, both resonant and luminous, it is destined to become a classic.