A Piece of My Heart

A Piece of My Heart

by Richard Ford
     
 

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Ford's mesmerizing first novel is the story of two godless pilgrims. Robard Hewes has driven across the country in the service of a destructive passion. Sam Newell is seeking the missing piece of himself. When these men converge, on an uncharted island in the Mississippi, each discovers the thing he's looking for--amid a conflagration of violence that's as shocking as… See more details below

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Ford's mesmerizing first novel is the story of two godless pilgrims. Robard Hewes has driven across the country in the service of a destructive passion. Sam Newell is seeking the missing piece of himself. When these men converge, on an uncharted island in the Mississippi, each discovers the thing he's looking for--amid a conflagration of violence that's as shocking as it is inevitable.

"This is one of those books that hit you hard...a story filled with breathing characters and genius-crafted dialogue between moments of consummate description.... I can't be unbiased. I'm mad for this book."--Elizabeth Ashton, Houston Chronicle


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Editorial Reviews

Walter Clemons
It's power is mysterious and unmistakable…extraordinary.
Newsweek
Elizabeth Ashton
This is one of those books that hit you hard…a story filled with breathing characters and genius—crafted dialogue between moments of consummate description….I can't be unbiased. I'm mad for this book.
Houston Chronicle
Raymond Carver
Ford is a masterful writer.
Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307779298
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
187,300
File size:
2 MB

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