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Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor.

As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more even as life challenges them both.

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Yates's second novel follows a young man, Robert Prentice, and his mother Alice, a sculptor. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more even as life challenges them both.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307793768
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Yates, Richard
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090310
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307793768 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Yates's second novel follows a young man, Robert Prentice, and his mother Alice, a sculptor. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more even as life challenges them both.
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