Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American fiction as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer. In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.
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by Richard Yates
by Richard Powers
by Richard Paul Russo
by Steve Yates
by Richard S. Wheeler
by Richard Ford
"With a broad cast of characters to capture, Kristoffer Tabori wields his voice like a paintbrush in this engrossing audio production, creating images that emphasize the hazards of navigating human relationships in all their forms. The plot unfolds as a series of vignettes at a middling boarding school in the early years of WWII. This setting allows Tabori's narration to move from student to teacher to staff member's spouse with gusto. Adults and students alike struggle with their places in the school and in the world as a whole, and Tabori provides the necessary vocals to make each character's concerns realistic. He blusters and sneers, taunts and snivels, wheedles and dismisses with the most distinctive of voices, and the listener reaps the benefits. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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