Richard Yates

Richard Yates

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By (author) Tao Lin

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  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 190mm x 16mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Brooklyn
  • ISBN 10: 1935554158
  • ISBN 13: 9781935554158
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 52,291

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In a startling change of direction, cult favorite Tao Lin presents a dark and brooding tale of illicit love that is his most sophisticated and mesmerizing writing yet. "Richard Yates" is named after real-life writer Richard Yates, but it has nothing to do with him. Instead, it tracks the rise and fall of an illicit affair between a very young writer and his even younger--in fact, under-aged--lover. As he seeks to balance work and love, she becomes more and more self-destructive in a play for his undivided attention. His guilt and anger builds in response until they find themselves hurtling out of control and afraid to let go. Lin's trademark minimalism takes on a new, sharp-edged suspense here, zeroing in on a lacerating narrative like never before --until it is almost, in fact, too late.

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Author information

Tao Lin is the author of the novels "Richard Yates" and "Eeeee Eee Eeee," the novella "Shoplifting from American Apparel," the story collection "Bed," and the poetry collections "cognitive-behavioral therapy" and "you are a little bit happier than i am." Translations of his books have been published around the world, including in France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Norway, Serbia, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. He lives in Manhattan.

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“"Richard Yates" is a moving, very funny, discomforting, and heartbreakingly life-affirming meditation on extremes—extreme alienation, extreme intimacy, extreme confusion, extreme expectations—that reads like a meticulously and lovingly crafted collaboration between a weirder Ernest Hemingway and a more philosophically-minded Jean Rhys.” —James Frey, author of "Bright Shiny Morning" and "A Million Little Pieces" “"Richard Yates" is hilarious, menacing, and hugely intelligent. Tao Lin is a Kafka for the iPhone generation. He has that most important gift: it’s impossible to imagine anyone else writing like he does and sounding authentic. Yet he has already spawned a huge school of Lin imitators. As precocious and prolific as he is, every book surpasses the last. Tao Lin may well be the most important writer under thirty working today.” —Clancy Martin, author of "How To Sell" “["Richard Yates"] is like a ninety-