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Love and Summer A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  William Trevor
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143117882
ISBN-13: 9780143117889
Sku: 214429653
Publish Date: 10/26/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  224
Age Range:  22 to UP
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In spare, exquisite prose, a master storyteller presents a haunting love story about the choices of the heart, and the passions and frustrations of three lives during one long summer.
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Love and Summer, the latest item from William Trevor's venerable suitcase, is a thrilling work of art." | -The New York Times Book Review || In spare, exquisite prose, master storyteller William Trevor presents a haunting love story about the choices of the heart, and the passions and frustrations of three lives during one long summer. Ellie is a shy orphan girl from the hill country, married to a man whose life has been blighted by an unspeakable tragedy. She lives a quiet life in the Irish village of Rathmoye, until she meets Florian Kilderry, a young photographer preparing to leave Ireland and his past forever. The chance intersection of these two lost souls sets in motion a poignant love affair that requires Ellie to make an impossible choice.
No one is better than William Trevor at charting the turbulent emotional depths which churn beneath the average person's stoic social façade. In a rural Irish village during the 1950s, an orphan named Ellie Dillahan is assigned to keep house for a widowed farmer, whom she eventually feels obliged to marry. She is resigned to a life of domestic duty until she falls for Florian Killderry, a charming young photographer who sees Ellie as a fleeting affair before he leaves Ireland. Complicating matters further, the town matriarch, a spinster named Miss Connulty, has an intense personal interest in protecting Ellie's fragile passions. Trevor's intricately detailed portrait of a small town and a marginal woman struggling to express the extraordinary emotions invoked by everyday life was nominated for the 2009 Man Booker Prize and was selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2009.
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William Trevor
Trevor was born William Trevor Cox in a small Irish town. He attended St. Columba's College in Dublin and received his B.A. from Trinity in 1950. He worked, rather successfully, as a sculptor until 1955, when he began to write. He moved to England, where he taught school and worked in advertising until his first novel was published, in 1958. Since then he has written many novels, innumerable short stories, and several stage and television plays. Trevor is considered one of the finest writers of his time, and has received awards that include the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Whitbred Prize for Fiction.


"That William Trevor has not yet received the Nobel Prize in Literature strikes me as a shame....[N]o author writing in English today can claim a more extensive or accomplished body of prose....[W]ith LOVE AND SUMMER, his gift of empathetic attention to the lives of 'little' people remains on full display." - Nicholas Delbanco 08/30/2009

"Trevor...matches an exquisite but never precious prose style with wise psychological understanding of the fluster beneath the surface of ordinary lives. Another extraordinary novel certain to please Trevor's devoted readers." - Brad Hooper 07/01/2009

"Trevor renders the fictional town of Rathmoye with the precise detail of a photograph, while his portrait of its inhabitants is more subtle and painterly, suggesting their interwoven secrets, respectful traditions and stoic courtesy." (starred review) 07/06/2009

"The poignancy of life worn down at the elbows, Trevor's signature note, gently animates another masterpiece....An archetypal Irish love story and a perfect novel--sweet, desperate, sad, unforgettable." (starred review) 08/01/2009

"Subtle, compassionate, brilliantly observed, William Trevor's fiction is among the finest being published today....This is a beautiful novel, in every way: beautifully written, beautifully realised; morally as much as artistically a thing of beauty. Even the title is beautiful. If there is justice in the awarding of laurels, it will win every literary prize going." - Cressida Connolly 08/01/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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