Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
letto da Adriano Giannini
Regia Flavia Gentili
Durata 12h 43m
Versione audiolibro integrale
2 CD mp3
Frank e April Wheeler sono una coppia middle class dei sobborghi benestanti di New York. Coltivano il proprio anticonformismo con ingenuità, quasi con ipocrisia; si sentono destinati a una vita creativa, magari in Europa, dove esprimere la propria passione. Ma sotto la superficie di una vita apparentemente felice la giovane famiglia nasconde una tensione pronta a esplodere con la prepotenza di un dramma shakespeariano. Uno dei romanzi più intensi e penetranti della narrativa americana.
Hailed as a masterpiece from its first publication, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright young couple who are bored by the banalities of suburban life and long to be extraordinary.
In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is now about to crumble. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.