Selected Stories

By William Trevor

Selected as certainly one of The long island occasions publication Review's 10 most sensible Books of the 12 months.

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 likely one of the so much acclaimed authors of our period. Over a profession spanning greater than part a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered stories that brilliantly light up the human situation. A robust assortment by means of "the maximum dwelling author of brief tales in the English language" (The New Yorker), Selected Stories brings jointly forty-eight tales from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, a section at the Side, and Cheating at Canasta.

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