Young Hearts Crying
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Young Hearts CryingUser Review - Marina Sofia - Goodreads
Perhaps not quite as bleak and desperate as other books by Yates, this is more everyday horror than complete tragedy. There is some resilience in the characters, flawed though all of them are ... Read full review
Review: Young Hearts CryingUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
Young Hearts Crying is a good but not great novel from a gifted writer. Richard Yates captures the angst and hopelessness of the human condition with unflinching honesty. Yates' ability to write ... Read full review