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Richard Ford, without clutter and drudgery

Richard Ford’s fiction has won the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Faulkner awards, and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. His most famous character, Frank Bascombe, haunts the New York suburbs, and his latest novel, “Canada,” takes place in Great Falls, Mont. Both are worlds away from his home in coastal Maine. Ford is at work on a new collection of short stories to be published next year.

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