Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Happiness isn’t a peak, it’s two hills surrounding a valley. On one side, happiness is achievement. On the other side, happiness is conformity. The valley running through the middle is the horrible gap between aspiration and capacity.

 

Summary:

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 about to crumble.

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