A Special Providence: A Novel

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Macmillan, May 3, 2002 - Fiction - 352 pages
Robert Prentice is 18. His mother, Alice Prentice,is 53. Both are damaged souls: Robert, by war; Alice, by thwarted dreams of prosperity. In two deeply humanizing portraits, the great American writer Richard Yates crafts a novel of postwar America, at once at odds with its own sense of identity and mercilessly prohibitive to its like-minded citizens.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
27
Section 3
43
Section 4
68
Section 5
76
Section 6
100
Section 7
119
Section 8
138
Section 11
183
Section 12
202
Section 13
208
Section 14
237
Section 15
265
Section 16
290
Section 17
304
Section 18
323

Section 9
162
Section 10
172

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Richard Yates is the author of the novels" Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, "and "Cold Spring Harbor" and the story collection "Eleven Kinds of Loneliness." He died in 1992.

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