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The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land is a 2006 novel by American author Richard Ford. The novel is the third in what is now a four-part series, preceded by the novels The Sportswriter (1986) and Independence Day (1995); and followed by Let Me Be Frank With You (2014), a collection of "long" stories. Each of these books follows a portion of the life of Frank Bascombe, a real estate agent moving through early middle age towards his later years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Richard Ford talks about his last novel in the Bascombe trilogy, Lay of the Land. He discusses 9/11 and his views on how Republicans stole the 2000 election.

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