Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. Four-time winner of the O. Bringing together forty-eight stories from after rain, a bit on the side, The Hill Bachelors, and Cheating at Canasta, brilliant dialogue, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers readers "treasures of gorgeous writing, and unforgettable lives" The New York Times Book Review.
Henry prize, three-time winner of the whitbread Prize, and five-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. A marvelous collection from "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" The New Yorker.
The Collected Stories
To read this volume is not just to encounter an extraordinary literary stylist, but to understand life as surely as though we were looking through the eyes of his protagonists and—deeper still—into their hearts. William trevor: the collected stories includes the tales from his seven previous books, as well as four stories that have never appeared in book form in America.
. They depict the comforts and frustrations of life in rural Ireland, the complexities of family relationships, and the elusive grace of love. A collection of short stories from celebrated author William Trevor in which he shines a light on the day-to-day life of Ireland and its citizens. From his debut collection, surprises, william trevor has crafted the short story to perfection, ” published in 1968, to “Family Sins” 1990, giving us brilliant and subtle stories full of the reversals, “The Day We Got Drunk on Cake, and shadowy truths we discover in life itself.
They portray the almost invisible strands that bind people to each other as well as the chains that imprison them in solitary yearning.
Now, in last stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales—nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader's mind long after closing the book. Subtle yet powerful, Trevor gives us insights into the lives of ordinary people.
We encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music. This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.
This seemingly quiet but ultimately volcanic collection is his final gift to us, and it is filled with action sprung from human feeling. The new york times book reviewwith a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language.
A new york times notable bookthe beloved and acclaimed william trevor's last ten stories"The great Irish writer, who died in 2016 at the age of 88, captured turning points in individual lives with effective understatement.
William trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking. In reading turgenev, an irish country girl is trapped in a loveless marriage with an older man, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, but finds release through secret meetings with a man who shares her passion for Russian novels. My house in umbra tells of emily delahunty, a writer of romantic novels, who helps survivors of a bomb attack on a train to convalesce, inventing colorful pasts for her patients.
Two novels, two women who retreat further into the realm of the imagination until the boundaries between what is real and what is not become blurred.
Love and Summer: A Novel
Ellie is settled in her new role as Dillahan?s wife. In a characteristically masterly way Trevor evokes the passions and frustrations felt by Ellie and Florian, and by the people of a small Irish town during one long summer. Florian kilderry couldn?t know that the Connultys are said to own half the town: he has only come to Rathmoye to photograph the scorched remains of its burnt- out cinema.
A few miles out in the country, a farmer and a decent man, Dillahan, has married again: Ellie is the young convent girl who came to work for him when he was widowed. It?s summer and nothing much is happening in Rathmoye. Ellie leads a quiet, routine life, often alone while Dillahan runs the farm. Connulty?s funeral.
So it doesn?t go unnoticed when a dark-haired stranger appears on his bicycle and begins photographing the mourners at Mrs. But florian?s visit to Rathmoye introduces him to Ellie, and a dangerously reckless attachment begins. Florian is planning to leave Ireland and start over.
After Rain: Stories
Here we encounter a blind piano tuner whose wonderful memories of his first wife are cruelly distorted by his second; a woman in a difficult marriage who must choose between her indignant husband and her closest friend; two children, survivors of divorce, who mimic their parents' melodramas; and a heartbroken woman traveling alone in Italy who experiences an epiphany while studying a forgotten artist's Annunciation.
Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. Last stories is forthcoming from Viking. There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world. Wall street journal in this collection of twelve dazzling, acutely rendered tales, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human heart.
My fiction may, illuminate aspects of the human condition, now and again, but I do not consciously set out to do so. Conscious or not, he touches us in ways that few writers even dare to try. Trevor is, in his own words, "a storyteller. Trevor wrote eighteen novels and novellas, the yorkshire post book of the Year Award, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, and hundreds of short stories, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.
The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel
The story of Lucy Gault . Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. The gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother's home.
. Once read, will never be forgotten. The washington post Book World"Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov. Wall street journalthe stunning novel from highly acclaimed author William Trevor is a brilliant, and moving story of love, subtle, guilt, and forgiveness. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane's inhabitants for the rest of their lives.
Cheating at Canasta
William trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking. One of our finest chroniclers of the human condition, Trevor's precise and unflinching insights into the lives of ordinary people are evidenced once again in this stunning collection of twelve stories. From a chance encounter between two childhood friends to memories of a newly widowed man to a family grappling with the sale of ancestral land, Trevor examines with grace and skill the tenuous bonds of our relationships, the strengths that hold us together, and the truths that threaten to separate us.
. Subtle yet powerful, these exquisitely nuanced tales of regret, and forgiveness are a rare pleasure, adultery, deception, aging, and they confirm Trevor's reputation as a master of the form.
Fools of Fortune Penguin Classics
Fatherless, willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother’s bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind. First time in penguin ClassicsWinner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. In this award-winning novel, an informer’s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion.
Penguin classics is proud to welcome william trevor—"ireland’s answer to Chekhov" The Boston Globe and "one of the best writers of our era" The Washington Post—to our distinguished list of literary masters. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive.
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 Vintage International
She is a virtuoso of the elliptical and the master of the contemporary short story. ”. Subtly honed with her hallmark precision, set off into the unknown, part, grace, friends and lovers as they discover sex, fall in love, suffer defeat, and compassion, these stories illuminate the quotidian yet extraordinary particularity in the lives of men and women, parents and children, quarrel, or find a way to be in the world.
No wonder alice munro is often able to say more in thirty pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in three hundred. And in stories that munro has described as “closer to the truth than usual”—“Dear Life, ” “Working for a Living, ” and “Home” among them—we glimpse the author’s own life.
As the nobel prize presentation speech says in part: “Reading one of Alice Munro’s texts is like watching a cat walk across a laid dinner table. Peopled with characters as real to us as we are to ourselves, ” to the lengths a once-straying husband will go to make his wife happy as her memory fades, in “Passion, Munro’s stories encompass the fullness of human experience—from the wild exhilaration of first love, in “The Bear Came Over the Mountain.
Other stories suggest the punishing consequences of leaving home “Runaway” or leaving a marriage “The Children Stay”. The part romantic love plays in one’s existence is explored in “Too Much Happiness, ” based on the life of the noted nineteenth-century mathematician, Sophia Kovalevsky. A brief short story can often cover decades, summarizing a life, as she moves deftly between different periods.
From the winner of the 2013 nobel prize in literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories 1968-1994.
Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories
Set in the seedy corners of key west, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, and McGuane’s hallmark Big Sky country with its vast and unforgiving landscape, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship. Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, and American loneliness, emotional failure, celebrating the human ability to persist through life’s absurdities.
Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume—forty-five stories, including two new and six previously uncollected pieces. One of the wall street journal's best books of the yearfor more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story.