Revolutionary Road

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Revolutionary Road

By Richard Yates

Vintage Books USA, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780307454782, 463pp.

Publication Date: December 30, 2008

Description

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.



About the Author
Richard Yates is the author of the novels" Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, "and "Cold Spring Harbor" and the story collection "Eleven Kinds of Loneliness," He died in 1992.


Praise For Revolutionary Road

“Primary and forceful. . . . Revolutionary Road looks straight at us . . . and invites us to pay attention, have a care, take heed, and live life as if it mattered what we do.”
—Richard Ford

“A powerful treatment of a characteristically American theme…. A moving and absorbing story.”
The Atlantic Monthly

“The great Gatsby of my time.”
—Kurt Vonnegut

“Yates allows his characters to reveal themselves-- which they do with an intensity that excites the reader's compassion [and] interest.”
The New York Times