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Publisher Comments:

Robert Prentice is 18. His mother, Alice Prentice,is 53. Both are damaged souls: Robert, by war; Alice, by thwarted dreams of prosperity. In two deeply humanizing portraits, the great American writer Richard Yates crafts a novel of postwar America, at once at odds with its own sense of identity and mercilessly prohibitive to its like-minded citizens.

Review:

"Yates writes powerfully and enters completely and effortlessly into the lives of his characters." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[Yates] is an expert." Time

About the Author

Richard Yates was the author of the novels Revolutionary Road, A Good School, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, Young Hearts Crying, and Cold Spring Harbor, as well as the story collections Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Liars in Love, and The Collected Stories of Richard Yates. He died in 1992.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420406
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Picador
Author:
Yates, Richard
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
New York
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
C 2 KBR/01-8
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.50x5.51x.83 in. .98 lbs.

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