A Special Providence: A Novel

Macmillan, 2002 M05 3 - 340 páginas
Robert Prentice is 18. His mother, Alice Prentice,is 53. Both are damaged souls: Robert, by war; Alice, by thwarted dreams of prosperity. In two deeply humanizing portraits, the great American writer Richard Yates crafts a novel of postwar America, at once at odds with its own sense of identity and mercilessly prohibitive to its like-minded citizens.

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Nice to see Yates leave the upper-middle class homes of the suburbs for the battlefields of world war II! All his usual preoccupations are here though: dilettante artists, men without any self ... Leer comentario completo

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A Special Providence explores two lives, tangled together and damaged by twists of fate; the mother by men who deserted her, the son by war. They each had their coping mechanisms which often seemed to compound their difficulties. They were very well drawn portraits of likable sad people. Leer comentario completo

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Richard Yates is the author of the novels Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, and Cold Spring Harbor and the story collection Eleven Kinds of Loneliness. He died in 1992.

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