A Bit on the Side
By (author) William Trevor
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Bit on the Side by William Trevor
Book DescriptionIn these twelve stories, a waiter divulges a shocking life of crime to his ex-wife; a woman repeats the story of her parents unstable marriage after a horrible tragedy; a schoolgirl regrets gossiping about the cuckolded man who tutors her; and, in the volume s title story, a middle-aged accountant offers his reasons for ending a love affair. At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevor s characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143035916
Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Other People's Worlds, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by William Trevor
What chance has a nice middle-class woman got against a determined conman? 47-year-old widow, Julia, is about to remarry, much to the delight and relief of her daughters. But her mother has suspicions about Francis which she keeps to herself. Perhaps wrongly: if she'd shared her feelings with her daughter the disaster might have been avoided.
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Author Biography - William Trevor
William Trevorwas born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. Heis the author of twenty-nine books, includingFelicia s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture, andThe Story of Lucy Gault, which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Fiction Prize.In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen byThe New York Timesas best books of the year, and his short stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire."
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