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Revolutionary Road (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Vintage Contemporaries)by Richard Yates
April and Frank try to salvage their crumbling marriage by moving to Paris and starting over. This searing portrait of a marriage on a downward slide is incredibly well done, and it will stay with you long after you close this book. Haunting!
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In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.
With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.
Yates' classic novel of suburban disillusionment is now a major motion picture from DreamWorks, opening in theaters on December 25 and reuniting the stars of "Titanic," Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
About the Author
Richard Yates was born in 1926. The author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Revolutionary Road, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Disturbing the Peace, and The Easter Parade, he was lauded during his lifetime as the foremost novelist of the post-war "age of anxiety". He died in 1992.
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