A Multitude of Sins

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Knopf Canada, 2002 - Failure (Psychology) - 286 pages
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Only a storyteller as agile as Richard Ford could produce stories so rich and diverse on a single grand theme -- love, intimacy and their dramatic failures. With felicity, humour, insight and painful candour, A Multitude of Sins exposes our failure to be sincere, empathetic, patient, honest, passionate -- ultimately, to be loving -- to those we desire or should merely care for. In this fine collection, human relations, indeed our entire sense of right and wrong, are put into vivid and unforgettable play.

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

The stories collected here reveal Ford in his full mastery of the short form. Always unsettling, always turning away from the direct path. Ford’s characters are always undercutting themselves, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - citygirl - LibraryThing

All of the short stories concern marriage and infidelity, painting marriage as bleak intimacy and infidelity as a banal detour that never gets you what you want. In ways reminiscent of Updike, Ford ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Richard Ford has published five novels and two previous collections of stories. His novel Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and, two weeks later, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first time the same book has won both prizes.

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