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Mar 10, 2009
| ISBN 9780307455963
Oct 27, 2010
| ISBN 9780307772657
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Mar 10, 2009 | ISBN 9780307455963
Oct 27, 2010 | ISBN 9780307772657
In Young Hearts Crying, Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship and marriage in the 1950s to their divorce in the 70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II Europe, and at first he and his new wife Lucy enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates an oppressive fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation. With empathy and grace, Yates creates a poignant novel of the desires and disasters of a tragic, hopeful couple.
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… More about Richard Yates
“To me and to many other writers of my generation, the work of Richard Yates came as a liberating force. . . . He was one of the most important writers of the second half of the century.”—Robert Stone
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