Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an 'Existence Period' - selling real estate in New Jersey and ...Show synopsisFrank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an 'Existence Period' - selling real estate in New Jersey and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But, over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life. "Independence Day" is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of extraordinary empathy and perception.Hide synopsis
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This book received the Pulitzer for Fiction in 1996, which is very revealing about the standards used by the Pulitzer judges. The writing and structure is skillful, to be sure, but the protagonist and his allegedly sordid life are really incredibly square (he wears yellow socks and sells real estate!). And he goes on and on about how wise he is, which is very tedious. For those readers who live in gated communities and play golf, this will thrill you, because he is a typical empty-headed, attachment-disordered American capitalist. For readers searching for quality literature and bold characters and ideas, this book will disappoint.
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