Young Hearts Crying (Google eBook)
In Young Hearts Crying, Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship and marriage in the 1950s to their divorce in the 70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II Europe, and at first he and his new wife Lucy enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates an oppressive fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation. With empathy and grace, Yates creates a poignant novel of the desires and disasters of a tragic, hopeful couple.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Young Hearts CryingUser Review - Simon A. Smith - Goodreads
Wow. Bad title, amazing read. I can't say it enough... Richard Yates is an unbelievable writer who always gets it right. This is the second or third best book in the Yates collection, imho. Rev Road ... Read full review
Review: Young Hearts CryingUser Review - Asha - Goodreads
Hugely enjoyable. I'm already well-acquainted with Richard Yates' work and this one didn't let me down. If you like books that don't try to tell you that life is great then you'll enjoy Yates. Young ... Read full review