Young Hearts Crying (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 27, 2010 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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.


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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
44
Section 5
57
Section 6
75
Section 7
105
Section 8
123
Section 13
223
Section 14
247
Section 15
265
Section 16
299
Section 17
320
Section 18
334
Section 19
353
Section 20
376

Section 9
143
Section 10
163
Section 11
182
Section 12
208
Section 21
395
Section 22
408
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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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