Well, working my way through Ford's novels, and this is one of his best.
'A piece of my heart' follows the travails of two men drawn to the same part of Mississippi. Ford writes about 'place' well, and though the book is at times a little disconnected (readers need to skip back occasionally to work out HOW current incidents came about), descriptions are rich and deep. This means you can't read the text rapidly; there's very little redundancy in Ford's writing - much like the Great John Updike.
It feels longer than it actually is; not because its boring, but that the plot feels so elliptical, and this book will have you on the edge of your seat most of the time....Continua