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Richard Ford narrates the stories of his parents. Father was 'smiling' and mother 'buoyant'. Before parenthood, they were always on the road; he was a salesman travelling the US.

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.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 9 May 2017 00:30

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