BlurbIn 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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Very readable, believable characters. I got what the book was trying to say, but I don't feel that the message had much depth or subtlety. Still a valid criticism of those narcissists who chastise others for failing to follow their dreams, yet they fail in the same respect.