"Independence Day" is a story about a middle-aged real estate agent named Frank Bascombe, who is going through a mid-life crisis during the Fourth of July weekend. The novel delves into Frank's struggles with his career, his troubled relationship with his son, his romantic life, and his existential questions about life and his place in the world. The narrative is a reflection on the American Dream, the pursuit of happiness, and the complexities of modern life.
The 914th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
- What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Fiction Edition (New York Times)