Yates Paul, His Grand Flights, His Tootings (Paperback)
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Yates Paul, His Grand Flights, His Tootings (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2002
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James Baker Hall's blackly comic coming-of-age novel has been denied, by unfortunate circumstances surrounding its original 1964 publication, its rightful place alongside classics such as Catcher in the Rye and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest in the canon of essential late-twentieth-century American fiction. Set in Lexington, Kentucky, the story unfolds through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Yates Paul. He becomes consumed with revelations about his inattentive father's loneliness, his grandmother's stormy relationship with his boisterous alcoholic uncle, and the frustration of being the best photography assistant in town when no one else knows it. In pursuing his career and falling in love with women twice his age, the precocious Yates falls back on Walter Mittyesque day-dreams to cope with a frequently humorous, sometimes dark, world. Long respected among literary insiders, sought after but nearly impossible to obtain, this ""lost"" classic will finally reach the wider audience it deserves.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813190358
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A rare kind of good book.... Only after one has loved, dodged, and to a degree survived the experience of Yates Paul can one gradually, again, regard it as a book." -- Larry McMurtry, Houston Post


"Readers who missed the novel the first time will indeed be challenged, saddened and ultimately heartened by this strange boy's struggle." -- Lexington Herald-Leader


"At times funny and endearing, at other times dark, Hall writes a heart wrenching story that again reminds us of the complexity behind every human fa ade." -- Southsider

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