book cover of Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace

(1975)
A novel by

 
 
Hailed as 'America's finest realistic novelist' by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life. Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a man's psyche.

To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John's evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed John's fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo - and they're about to take down John's career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey - at once tragic and inevitable.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors

thumb
The Prisoner of Heaven
(Cemetery of Forgotten Books, book 3)
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Used availability for Richard Yates's Disturbing the Peace

Hardback Editions

September 1975 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-440-03390-X / 978-0-440-03390-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-09-951855-4 / 978-0-09-951855-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-413-77620-4 / 978-0-413-77620-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1984 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-318-35999-5 / 978-0-318-35999-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 1984 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-385-29332-1 / 978-0-385-29332-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Disturbing the Peace (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK