The Easter Parade: A Novel

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Macmillan, May 4, 2001 - Fiction - 240 pages
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In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

 

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The Easter Parade tells the story of the very different lives of two sisters, Sarah and Emily. Their childhood is spent with their overbearing mother, Pookie, with occasional visits from their distant ... Read full review

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If you're looking for light hearted, happy-go-lucky tales that end with a smile, steer clear of Richard Yates. He's a serious writer who wasn't afraid of shining the light on uncomfortable subjects ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
11
CHAPTER 3
29
CHAPTER 4
43
PART 2
77
CHAPTER 1
79
CHAPTER 2
96
CHAPTER 3
119
CHAPTER 4
139
PART 3
157
CHAPTER 1
159
CHAPTER 2
187
CHAPTER 3
213
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About the author (2001)

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, was the author of seven novels, including Revolutionary Road, and two story collections. The widely celebrated Collected Stories of Richard Yates (now available from Picador) first appeared in May 2001.

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