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A Special Providence Audiobook

A Special Providence

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Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor.

As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals. With haunting clarity, Yates crafts an unforgettable portrait of two people who cannot help but hope for more, even as life challenges them both.

As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Richard Yates' book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview - where James Atlas interviews Blake Bailey about the life and work of Richard Yates - begins as soon as the audiobook ends.

©1969 Richard Yates (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Soft-spoken in his prose and terrifyingly accurate in his dialogue, Yates renders his characters with such authenticity that you hardly realize what he's done." (The Boston Globe)

"One of America's best-kept secrets. . . . Keenly insightful, brutally honest...delivering a swift kick to the heart." (The Denver Post)

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    Fantastic ! Another masterpiece by Richard Yates, He's a genius.I love his characters all so real.Beautiful storyteller.

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