Cold Spring Harbor (Paperback)

Author: Yates, Richard

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When the Shepard's car breaks down in pre-World War II New York City, a chain of events occurs that transforms the lives of the Shepards and the Drakes, as Evan and Rachel meet, court, and marry. But betrayal, disappointment, and secret schemes are on the horizon.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385295963
SKU 30608946
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0385295960
Release Date 9/1/1987
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.5T
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Richard Yates
Richard Yates was born in Yonkers in 1926; his parents were divorced, and his mother--a sculptor--raised him. He skipped college, served in the Army during World War II, and was briefly one of Robert Kennedy's speech writers in the 1960s. He lived for a while in the South of France, which is where he began to write fiction. Married twice, he was the father of three daughters. Yates died in Alabama at the age of 66, the author of seven novels and several short stories. Among writers, Yates, for all his obscurity, is highly regarded as a satirist who nonetheless sees deeply into the human heart. His novel REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (1961), set in a particularly unappetizing version of suburbia, is considered his greatest work and has become a cult favorite.
"Swiftly sketching in years of family history in a few, carefully wrought paragraphs, Mr. Yates writes of these characters with sympathy so clear-hearted that it often feels like nostalgia for his own youth, and yet he is also thoroughly uncompromising in revealing their capacity for self-delusion, their bewilderment in the face of failure....COLD SPRING HARBOR deftly engages the reader's emotions, detailing each character's desires and fears with casual, old-fashioned authority, while quietly setting in motion the events that will bind them together in an ever-tightening net of disappointment."
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Annotation In this short, melancholy novel--Richard Yates's last--Evan Shepherd, an F. Scott Fitzgerald kind of hero, comes to terms with the destruction of his youthful dreams and the sadness and disillusion that comprise his life.
Editors Note In a small Long Island town during the first months of World War II, Evan Shepard, a young machinist married for the second time, agrees to share a house with his wife's family and becomes torn by divided loyalties.
Editors Note 2 In a small Long Island town during the first months of World War II, Evan Shepard, a young machinist married for the second time, agrees to share a house with his wife's family and becomes torn by divided loyalties
Editors Note 3 In this classic novel Richard Yates, hailed as a preeminent chronicler of the American condition and author of the acclaimed Revolutionary Road, weaves a masterful, unflinching tale of two families brought together by chance, desperation, and desire. Evan Shepard was born with good looks, bad luck, and a love for the open ro But it was on one such drive, with his father from rural Long Island into lower Manhattan, that Evan?s life would be changed forever. When their car breaks down on a Greenwich Village street, Evan?s father presses a random doorbell, looking for a telephone. Within hours, two families?sharing equally complex and addled histories?will come together. There will be flirtation. There will be a marriage. There will be a child, a new home? But as Evan moves further into the uncharted land of manhood, as the women and men around him come into focus, he faces roads not taken and a journey not made?in Richard Yates? haunting exploration of human restlessness, family secrets, and a future shaped by them both.
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Number of Pages 0192
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