Cold Spring Harbor: A Novel by Richard Yates

Cold Spring Harbor: A Novel

byRichard Yates

Kobo ebook | October 9, 2013

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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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Title:Cold Spring Harbor: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 9, 2013Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307483061

ISBN - 13:9780307483065

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates Here is the trap with realistic prose, American realistic prose included: if you dare to portrayt ordinary life as it is, not "to create your own world", you have to be thousands and thousands times more precise, sharp, vivid, carefull and detailed to make your text interesting for the readers, make it distinctive in a way and at the same time accumlating experiences of its readers, generalize these experiences and at the same time tell a concrete story of a unique ordinary man. For me this whole thing would be really interesting if for example Evan one day started to think what is going on with him and then the most interesting part would be how he got to that point and what he will be doing about it.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okay After reading The Easter Parade I thought that I would love to read all of Richard Yates's books, however Cold Spring Harbor is quite boring and left me "cold".
Date published: 2009-07-27