By Richard Yates
A bittersweet, haunting exploration of youngster and the influence of war
At fifteen, Terry Flynn had the face of an angel and the physique of an ideal athlete...
Set in a small boarding college at the eve of America's access into international battle , an exceptional college tells the tale of William Grove, the fearful teen attempting to slot in; the betrayed alcoholic, Jack Draper; and Edith Stone, the teacher's daughter, who falls in love with the preferred boy in school.
Instantly acclaimed on its first booklet, peopled with a few of Richard Yates's so much memorable characters, this gentle, spare masterpiece is a haunting meditation at the twilight of youngster, and an unforgettable description of the influence of warfare at the lives of an blameless new release
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