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