From Suburban Ennui to Urban Exuberancy
Richard Yates is my new favorite writer. I savored and devoured Yates' "Revolutionary Road." Why aren't Yates and this 1961 novel about suburban angst more well known? Perhaps they are, and I'm just out of the literary loop. Next up on my list is Kurt Andersen's "Heyday," a historical novel about the excitement of the New World in the mid 1800s. Within the past week, "Heyday" has received a ton of press, and I got sucked into the hype and decided to pick it up. If interested, here's Geoffrey Wolff's take on "Heyday" in the New York Times Book Review.
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