“One of the handful of American novelists…who can be said to have a ‘vision of life.
’ ” —New York Times Book Review
“Richard Yates is among the very truest of American writers. Each of his novels and each story unfalteringly traces our destinies and rescues us from the lost. He sees eye-to-eye with every one of us.” —Gina Berriault
“Yates’ strongest novel since Revolutionary Road
.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
A native New Yorker, Richard Yates was born in 1926; his first novel, Revolutionary Road
, was a finalist for the National Book Award (in the same year as The Moviegoer
). Much admired by peers, he was known during his lifetime as the foremost fiction writer of the post-war "age of anxiety." He published his last novel in 1986, and died in 1992.