A Frank Conclusion

Richard Ford

A Frank Conclusion

Richard Ford

7:00pm

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

60 mins

Richard Ford’s Be Mine marks the end of an era in American literature. Spanning four celebrated novels, one short story collection and almost 40 years, this fifth and final instalment of the iconic Frank Bascombe series is as funny as it is poignant in its confrontation of mortality.

As he steps into the role of caregiver when his son is diagnosed with ALS, Frank must confront the many identities he has claimed throughout the years and what it really means to be happy at the end of it all.

Join us for a memorable evening as one of the most acclaimed living writers in North America discusses with Festival Director, Roland Gulliver, life and death, the state of the world and the American way.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Richard Ford’s Be Mine marks the end of an era in American literature. Spanning four celebrated novels, one short story collection and almost 40 years, this fifth and final instalment of the iconic Frank Bascombe series is as funny as it is poignant in its confrontation of mortality.

As he steps into the role of caregiver when his son is diagnosed with ALS, Frank must confront the many identities he has claimed throughout the years and what it really means to be happy at the end of it all.

Join us for a memorable evening as one of the most acclaimed living writers in North America discusses with Festival Director, Roland Gulliver, life and death, the state of the world and the American way.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Richard Ford is the author of The Sportswriter; Independence Day, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Lay of the Land; and the New York Times bestseller Canada. His short story collections include the bestseller Let Me Be Frank With You, Sorry for Your Trouble, Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Kristina Ford.

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7:00pm

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

60 mins

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

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