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    Richard Yates (Tao Lin)

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    • “Richard Yates is named after real-life writer Richard Yates, but it has nothing to do with him. Instead, it tracks the rise and fall of an illicit affair between a very young writer and his even younger–in fact, under-aged–lover. As he seeks to balance work and love, she becomes more and more self-destructive in a play for his undivided attention. His guilt and anger builds in response until they find themselves hurtling out of control and afraid to let go.”

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      “They sat on the edge of the guest bed. He moved her dress and saw cuts on her chest. She said she had lied about the scars on her thighs being from cutting too deep when she wanted a little blood to use in Valentine’s cards for her friends. She said she had cut her thighs because she hated herself and wanted to remind herself of things. She said something about tape man. ‘You probably think I’m a stupid melodramatic twelve-year-old now,’ she said.

      They talked for about thirty minutes.

      Dakota Fanning said she wouldn’t cut herself anymore.”

    • Book Title Richard Yates
    • Author Tao Lin
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