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0120170508

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

After his parents married they took to the road. Father worked at the Faultless Company, which took them to "Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, and a small part of Tennessee, a slice of Florida, a corner of Texas, all of Mississippi." On the road they stayed at motels and ate in diners. They had fun. They 'roistered'.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

After his parents married they took to the road. Father worked at the Faultless Company, which took them to "Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, and a small part of Tennessee, a slice of Florida, a corner of Texas, all of Mississippi." On the road they stayed at motels and ate in diners. They had fun. They 'roistered'.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0220170509

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

Father's job was going well: "Near the time I was ten, in 1954, I became aware that my father had begun to crave the suburbs". Which meant a bright new house and a gleaming new car on the drive, an Oldsmobile. But darker times lie ahead..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

Father's job was going well: "Near the time I was ten, in 1954, I became aware that my father had begun to crave the suburbs". Which meant a bright new house and a gleaming new car on the drive, an Oldsmobile. But darker times lie ahead..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0320170510

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

As young marrieds they lived their lives on the road. After fifteen years of marriage, the author comes along: "All first children, certainly all only children, date the beginning of their lives as notable events." Then father dies before his time..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

As young marrieds they lived their lives on the road. After fifteen years of marriage, the author comes along: "All first children, certainly all only children, date the beginning of their lives as notable events." Then father dies before his time..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0420170511

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

After the death of father, the family dynamics will change: "I, in fact, felt more fully in charge of myself. A sole partnership with my mother." They are close, yes, but the son must forge his own way ahead.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford tells us the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

After the death of father, the family dynamics will change: "I, in fact, felt more fully in charge of myself. A sole partnership with my mother." They are close, yes, but the son must forge his own way ahead.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0520170512

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Ford narrates the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

It's only mother and son from now on. He moves from college graduate to established novelist and teacher, and she has some advice for him: "Richard, I'm never going to be ecstatic. It's not in my nature. Concentrate on your life. I'll take care of me." Later they talk about where she will live. With him?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Renowned American author Richard Ford remembers his parents in separate poignant accounts.

Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Ford narrates the stories of his parents, taken from a newly published memoir.

It's only mother and son from now on. He moves from college graduate to established novelist and teacher, and she has some advice for him: "Richard, I'm never going to be ecstatic. It's not in my nature. Concentrate on your life. I'll take care of me." Later they talk about where she will live. With him?

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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