By Richard Yates
A bittersweet, haunting exploration of teenybopper and the effect of war
At fifteen, Terry Flynn had the face of an angel and the physique of an ideal athlete...
Set in a small boarding institution at the eve of America's access into international conflict , an outstanding university tells the tale of William Grove, the apprehensive youngster attempting to slot in; the betrayed alcoholic, Jack Draper; and Edith Stone, the teacher's daughter, who falls in love with the most well-liked 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 sweet sixteen, and an unforgettable description of the impression of battle at the lives of an blameless iteration
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Right now, I doubt everything I'm hearing. ” “The two bucks it costs to play, that's what! ” Jackson pulled four singles from his pocket and handed them to her. ” She rubbed the money between her fingers. “I wanta know what's in it for you. ” LuAnn's eyes were clear and focused now. “Again, a good question, but one that only becomes applicable if and when you agree to participate. ” A tiny smile escaped his lips. “It's a business transaction. And in all good business transactions, both sides benefit.
Not after she kept her appointment. She folded up the piece of paper and put it back in her purse. Sliding a small box out of one of the drawers, she found enough change for bus fare. She finished with her hair, buttoned her dress, swooped up Lisa, and quietly left the trailer, and Duane, behind. CHAPTER THREE There was a sharp knock on the door. The man quickly stood up from behind the desk, adjusted his tie, and opened a file folder lying in front of him. In the ashtray next to him were the remains of three cigarettes.
Tyler. Thank you for coming. Your daughter is quite beautiful. ” He pointed to a corner of the room. “She just woke up. The walk and the bus ride makes her go to sleep every time. ” As if in agreement, Lisa began to jabber and point. He nodded his assent and then sat back down and took a moment to peruse the file. LuAnn put Lisa and the large bag down next to her, pulled out a set of plastic keys, and handed them to her daughter to play with. LuAnn straightened back up and studied Jackson with considerable interest.
A Good School by Richard Yates