Young Hearts Crying
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Young Hearts Crying

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Young, newly married and intensely ambitious, Michael Davenport is trying to make a living as a writer. His adoring wife, Lucy, has a private fortune that he won't touch in case it compromises his art. She in turn is never quite certain of what is expected of her. All she knows is that everyone else seems, somehow, happier.

In this magnificent novel, at once bitterly sad and achingly funny, Richard Yates again shows himself to be the supreme chronicler of the American Dream and its casualties.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 298g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780099518648
  • 89,056

Review Text

Yates is a truthful and ruthless writer. He intends to spare his readers nothing
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A wonderful writer with a merciless eye * Time Out * Bad couples, sad, sour marriages, young hopes corroded by suburban life... These are bitterly perceptive books * New Statesman * Yates is a truthful and ruthless writer. He intends to spare his readers nothing * Guardian *
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About Richard Yates

Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953 and his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. He is the author of eight other works, including the novels A Good School, The Easter Parade, and Disturbing the Peace, and two collections of short stories, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love. He died in 1992.
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Rating details

1,999 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 27% (536)
4 45% (895)
3 23% (452)
2 5% (93)
1 1% (23)
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