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Special Providence
By Richard Yates

A Special Providence

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Special Providence by Richard Yates

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Bobby is eighteen and lost on the battlefields of Europe, stumbling his way through World War II. He has turned out to be the heroic soldier he imagined and his experience of battle principally involves fear and confusion. Back home, his mother Alice puts all her hopes in her son, and dreams of his return and starting a new life for them both. Richard Yates' novel is both tender and ironic as he follows Bobby's adventures and disasters and reflects on the intense but complicated bond between mother and son.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099518631
ISBN-10: 0099518635
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Richard Yates

Special Providence by 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' by Richard Yates '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 by Richard Yates 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 by Richard Yates Collected Stories of Richard Yates, Paperback (June 2008)

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

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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