Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford is best known for his Bascombe trilogy of novels, which center on a middle-aged man from middle America. Ford’s first novel in three years is about a 15-year-old American boy who is taken to Canada taken to start a new life after his parents rob a bank and are sent to prison. Richard Ford joins Diane to discuss what Canada means to him.
- Richard Ford Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Bascombe trilogy.
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Excerpt from “Canada” by Richard Ford. Copyright 2012 by Richard Ford. Reprinted here by permission of Ecco Press. All rights reserved.
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