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Hailed as “Americas finest realistic novelist” by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life. Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a mans psyche.

To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. Johns evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed Johns fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo—and theyre about to take down Johns career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey—at once tragic and inevitable.

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A native New Yorker, Richard Yates was born in 1926; his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was a finalist for the National Book Award (in the same year as The Moviegoer and Catch-22). Much admired by peers, he was known during his lifetime as the foremost fiction writer of the post-war "age of anxiety." He published his last novel in 1986, and died in 1992.

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Kayla Perry, November 8, 2011 (view all comments by Kayla Perry)
Yates is a favorite of mine, he has such an incredible way with words, each sentence is the deliberate brushstroke of a painter. I enjoyed Disturbing the Peace for treading on literary ground I don't see a lot of, namely its dealing with mental health and its sometimes sad, inelegant conclusion.
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ISBN:
9780385293327
Author:
Yates, Richard
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
R Yates
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19840431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.21x5.31x.61 in. .48 lbs.

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