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Description - A Special Providence by Richard Yates

Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor. As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more even as life challenges them both.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307455956
ISBN-10: 0307455955
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 20mm)
Pages: 321
Imprint: Vintage Books USA
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Yates

Richard Yates was born in 1926. The author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Revolutionary Road, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Disturbing the Peace, and The Easter Parade, he was lauded during his lifetime as the foremost novelist of the post-war "age of anxiety." He died in 1992.

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