Selected Stories (Paperback)
|Author: William Trevor|
|A marvelous collection from "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" ("The New Yorker"), "Collected Stories" brings together 48 exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition.|
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Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.
Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our era. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. A powerful collection by "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker), Selected Stories brings together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta.
Forty-eight of William Trevor's murky, garrulous short pieces are together in SELECTED STORIES, a compendium of the best of Trevor's fiction since his last anthology in 1993. Trevor was born in County Cork, Ireland, and even though he has spent his years in England since 1950, Trevor's stories are often steeped in Irish legacies of trickery, wordplay, and the relationship between God and earthly living, not to mention the enduring friction between Catholics and Protestants. Disappointment or regret frequently shape the heart of the tales, such as "Cheating at Canasta," in which a widower battles memories of his lost wife while fulfilling her dying wish. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 Best Books of 2010.