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The Easter Parade: A Novel

The Easter Parade: A Novel
Author: Richard Yates
ISBN 13: 9780312278281
ISBN 10: 312278284
Edition: 2
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2001-05-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 229
List Price: $17.00

In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another. Richard Yates's classic novel is about how both women struggle to overcome their tarnished family's past, and how both finally reach for some semblance of renewal.

Charles McGrath

....[I]t is a sad tale of marriage and divorce, and a still sadder one of sexual liberation. -- The New York Times Books of the Century