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The Easter Parade - Yates, Richard - 1976. 
Delacorte Press, New York 1976 - First edition of what many people consider his finest novel. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The Easter Parade was published by Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence (U.S.) in 1976. It is considered "[i]nvigorating and even gripping. The dialogue is artful enough to sound natural. In his descriptive prose every word works quietly to inspire the illusion that things are happening by themselves . . . A literary achievement" (Time magazine). Yates, The New York Times noted, "writes powerfully and enters completely and effortlessly into the lives of his characters . . . A spare yet wrenching tale." And the effect of the novel "is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal . . . The Easter Parade has an astonishing sweep and weight" (The Boston Book Review). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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