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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - writemoves - LibraryThing
I found the book to be boring. I saw the movie based on the book with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and I found that to be boring. The story takes place in the 1950's and it's centered around a failing marriage and failed ambitions. The book failed to keep my interest. Read full review
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Published in 1961, Revolutionary Road takes us inside the lives of Frank and April Wheeler, a couple who met in New York City, but now lives in the suburbs with their two children. Both Frank and ... Read full review