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 - missizicks - LibraryThing
This is the first Richard Yates novel I've read. My first thoughts were that Yates is an Updike with charm. Frank and April Wheeler live on Revolutionary Road, a suburb that is commutable to New York ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing
Such a well-written novel. But, to see into the self-centered mind of Frank is often crushing, and his wife April knows his true nature. It's obvious from the beginning that their story will not end ... Read full review