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 - Kosh Koshover - Goodreads
I think this was my favorite Richard Yates book after Revolutionary Road and The Easter Parade. Young Hearts Crying, much like all of his books, does a fantastic job of capturing the realism of unfulfilled aspirations. Read full review
Review: Young Hearts CryingUser Review - just sarah - Goodreads
If it wasn't Yates, I might say it's the same old, same old. This guy though, he could tell virtually the same story over & over and have you turning pages like crazy all the way up to the last every ... Read full review