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Disturbing the Peace by Richard Yates
Book Description""Hailed as America s finest realistic novelist by the "Boston Globe, "Richard Yates, author of "Revolutionary Road, " garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life."" "Disturbing the Peace" is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a man s psyche. To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John s evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed John s fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo and they re about to take down John s career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey at once tragic and inevitable."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385293327
(209mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Yates
Special Providence, Paperback / softback (March 2009)
Yates's second novel follows a young man, Robert Prentice, and his mother Alice, a sculptor. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more even as life challenges them both.
'Revolutionary Road', 'The Easter Parade', 'Eleven Kinds of Loneliness', Hardback (February 2009)
Written by the author who whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers or the heartbreak of a single mother with artistic pretensions, ruthlessly examines the hopes and disappointments of ordinary people with empathy and humour.
Revolutionary Road, Paperback (January 2009)
Presents the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple whose empty suburban life is held together by the dream that greatness is only just round the corner. This title shows how Frank and April mortgage their hopes and ideals, betraying in the end not only each other, but their own best selves.
Collected Stories of Richard Yates, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Richard Yates
Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers or the heartbreak of a single mother with artistic pretensions, Richard Yates examines the hopes and disappointments of ordinary people with empathy and humour.
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Author Biography - Richard Yates
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 foremost fiction writer of the post-war "age of anxiety." He published his last novel in 1986, and died in 1992.
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