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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stillatim - LibraryThing
I haven't read the stories at the end yet, but the two novels kick ass. Specifically white, middle class, suburban ass. And they kick it until it bleeds and hurts and comes back for more. As I will. Read full review
Review: Revolutionary Road, the Easter Parade, Eleven Kinds of LonelinessUser Review - Ihor Hrubyak - Goodreads
Revolutionary road deserves to be regarded as one of the great American novels. The historical depiction of a not so quaint 50s America is cutting, and breaks down false illusions of happiness. What's ... Read full review