Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
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Revolutionary Road

Updated: 7 Sep 2020
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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Richard Yates's novel is a classic for a reason. The conversations that each character has in his or her head… While I'm sitting here kissing my wife and telling her how much I love her, and how everything is gonna be okay, there's this inner voice that just detests her and detests my life and knows I'm lying about everything. That inner dialogue in the book was fabulous for all of us.
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