Cheating at Canasta
By (author) William Trevor
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Cheating at Canasta by William Trevor
Book Description"Cheating at Canasta" - an outstanding collection of stories by the master storyteller William Trevor. "There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world". ("Wall Street Journal"). "No matter what,' Julia had said, aware then of what was coming, 'let's always play cards.' And they did; for even with her memory gone, a little more of it each day - her children taken, her house, her flowerbeds, belongings, clothes - their games in the communal drawing room were a reality her affliction allowed'. A husband sits in Harry's Bar in Venice, thinking of his wife - lost to him now - whose plea has brought him back to one of their favourite haunts. On another table, a young couple quarrel. "Cheating at Canasta" is the title story of William Trevor's collection, his first since the highly acclaimed "A Bit on the Side", and its themes of missed opportunities, the inevitability of change and the powerful but fragmentary quality of our memories are entirely characteristic of his unparalleled oeuvre. If you enjoyed "The Story of Lucy Gault" and "Love and Summer", you will love this book. It will also be adored by readers of Colm Toibin, George Saunders and James Joyce. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in "Penguin" are: "After Rain"; "A Bit on the Side"; "Bodily Secrets"; "Cheating at Canasta"; "The Children of Dynmouth"; "The Collected Stories" (Volumes One and Two); "Death in Summer"; "Felicia's Journey"; "Fools of Fortune"; "The Hill Bachelors"; "Love and Summer"; "The Mark-2 Wife"; "Selected Stories"; "The Story of Lucy Gault" and "Two Lives".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141032450
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Trevor
Other People's Worlds, Paperback (January 2015)
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.
Nights at the Alexandra, Paperback (January 2015)
In a small town in Ireland middle-aged Harry looks back on his wartime adolescence when he fetched and carried for beautiful young English woman who had taken over the big stone house with her older German husband. But Frau Messinger's health is failing, and her husband decides to build a cinema in the town to honour her.
Silence in the Garden, Paperback (January 2015)
In the summer of 1904 Sarah Pollenfax, arrives at Carriglas, an island off the coast of Cork, to act as governess for her distant cousins. It's a magical time in a magical place. But when she comes back almost thirty years later, she discovers that there were things going on during that apparently idyllic summer which now horrify her.
Miss Gomez and the Brethren, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by William Trevor
Beryl Tuke, whiling time away in the Thistle Arms with gin and cheap romances, and Alban Roche at Bassett's Petstore are among the street's dream-ridden survivors. A new arrival, Miss Gomez, on the run from her tragic childhood in Jamaica, now lives for her postal correspondence with the Church of the Brethren of the Way back on the island.
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Author Biography - William Trevor
William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He has written many novels and won many prizes, including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His most recent novel, The Story of Lucy Gault (2002), was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Fiction Prize. He is a celebrated short-story writer, and his two most recent collections are The Hill Bachelors (2000), which won the Macmillan Silver Pen Award and the Irish Times Literature Prize, and A Bit on the Side (2004). Both are available in Penguin, as is his Collected Stories.
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