• "Poignant tale… His tales are wonderfully gloomy and self-referential."

    Jancis Robinson, Waitrose Weekend
  • "[The Easter Parade is] Richard Yates' best novel, which makes it wonderful. From the first sentence to the last...I loved the book"

    Joan Didion
  • "Few men since Flaubert have offered such sympathy to women whose lives are hell"

    Kurt Vonnegut
  • "One of the United States' finest post-war novelists and short-story writers.He wrote some of the best fiction of his generation; it continues to give pleasure to all those readers who are fortunate enough to discover it"

  • "A brave, brilliant book"

    Sunday Herald