A Good School : Book by Richard Yates

A Good School

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ISBN: 9780099518587    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 192        Language: English
At fifteen, Terry Flynn had the face of an angel and the body of a perfect athlete...Set in a small boarding school on the eve of America's entry into World War Two, 'A Good School 'tells the story of William...Read more
At fifteen, Terry Flynn had the face of an angel and the body of a perfect athlete...Set in a small boarding school on the eve of America's entry into World War Two, 'A Good School 'tells the story of William Grove, the nervous teenager trying to fit in; the betrayed alcoholic, Jack Draper; and Edith Stone, the teacher's daughter, who falls in love with the most popular boy in school.Instantly acclaimed on its first publication, peopled with some of Richard Yates's most memorable characters, this tender, spare masterpiece is a haunting meditation on the twilight of youth, and an unforgettable description of the impact of war on the lives of an innocent generation.
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About the author: Richard Yates
Richard Yates was born in 1926 in Yonkers, New York.After serving in the US Army during the Second World War, he worked as a publicity writer for the Remington... Read more
Richard Yates was born in 1926 in Yonkers, New York.After serving in the US Army during the Second World War, he worked as a publicity writer for the Remington Rand Corporation, and for a brief period in the sixties as a speech writer for Senator Robert Kennedy. His prize-winning stories first appeared in 1953 and his first novel, 'Revolutionary Road', was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961.He is the author of eight other works, including the novels 'A Good School', 'The Easter Parade' and 'Disturbing the Peace', and two collections of short stories, 'Eleven Kinds of Loneliness' and 'Liars in Love'.Richard Yates was twice divorced and the father of three daughte He died in 1992. Lionel Shriver was born in the United States and now lives in London. She is the author of 'The Female of the Species, Checker and the Derailleurs,' 'The Bleeding Heart' , 'Ordinary Decent Criminals, A Perfectly Good Family, Double Fault', 'The Post-Birthday World' and 'So Much for That'. Her seventh novel, 'We Need to Talk About Kevin', won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005.
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Review:
Yates is such a magnificent writer" The Times "Bittersweet, elegiac, this is Richard Yates's gentlest book" Boston Review "A first-class work of imagination" New York Times "In an age embarrassed...Read more
Yates is such a magnificent writer" The Times "Bittersweet, elegiac, this is Richard Yates's gentlest book" Boston Review "A first-class work of imagination" New York Times "In an age embarrassed by story-telling... Yates tell stories we believe" New Republic
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