First published in 1962, a year after "Revolutionary Road", this sublime collection of stories seems even more powerful today.
Out of the lives of Manhattan office workers, a cab driver seeking immortality, frustrated would-be novelists, suburban men and their yearning, neglected women, Richard Yates creates a haunting mosaic of the 1950s, the era when the American dream was finally coming true - and just beginning to ring a little hollow.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/04/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099518570
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Review by veronicadarling
Once again Richard Yates does NOT disappoint. He's an amazing writer, and is the King of Loneliness. I read about 3 short stories in, and then realised the title of the book, and everything came together.He can write so well for men and women, and really makes me want to dive more into these people's lives. I'm hunting down his next book Easter Parade via a friend. I'm addicted!