A Special Providence
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011. ápr. 27. - 336 oldal
Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor. As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more even as life challenges them both.
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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - stillatim - LibraryThing
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 ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - snash - LibraryThing
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. Teljes értékelés elolvasása