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A Special Providence


Bobby is eighteen and lost on the battlefields of Europe, stumbling his way through World War II. He has turned out to be the heroic soldier he imagined and his experience of battle principally involves fear and confusion. Back home, his mother Alice puts all her hopes in her son, and dreams of his return and starting a new life for them both. Richard Yates's novel is both tender and ironic as he follows Bobby's adventures and disasters and reflects on the intense but complicated bond between mother and son.

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A Special Providence
2016, Audible Studios on Brilliance

ISBN-13: 9781511326582

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A Special Providence
2009, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307455956

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A Special Providence
2008, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099518631

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A Special Providence
2006, Methuen Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780413775191


A Special Providence
2002, Picador USA

ISBN-13: 9780312420406

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