Revolutionary Road (Google eBook)
In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - csweder - LibraryThing
Having read the book after seeing the movie--I was a little surprised at how strong and potent it was, and the feelings that it arose. I felt more sympathy (pity?) for the characters even than I had ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Larou - LibraryThing
This novel has some of the most unlikable protagonists this side of Flaubert – and Flaubert (the Flaubert of Madame Bovary and L’éducation sentimentale, that is) is obviously Yates’ paradigm as a ... Read full review