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Disturbing the Peace: A Novel

Yates, Richard

Editore: Delacorte Pr, 1975
ISBN 10: 044003390X / ISBN 13: 9780440033905
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Titolo: Disturbing the Peace: A Novel

Casa editrice: Delacorte Pr

Data di pubblicazione: 1975

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Hailed as ?America?s finest realistic novelist? by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life . Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a man?s psyche.

To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John?s evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed John?s fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo?and they?re about to take down John?s career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey?at once tragic and inevitable.

Sinossi: John Wilder is in his mid-thirties, a successful salesman with a place in the country, an adoring wife and a ten-year-old son. But something is wrong. His family no longer interests him, his infidelities are leading him nowhere and he has begun to drink too much. Then one night, something inside John snaps and he calls his wife to tell her that he isn't coming home...

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