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Fools of Fortune by William Trevor
Book DescriptionPenguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor "Ireland s answer to Chekhov" (The Boston Globe) and "one of the best writers of our era" (The Washington Post) to our distinguished list of literary masters. In this award-winning novel, an informer s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive. Fatherless, Willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother s bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind.First time in Penguin ClassicsWinner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143039624
Paperback / softback
(189mm x 149mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years. Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of independence and secretly fund Michael Collins' fighters. But one of their workers is an informer, and when he's murdered on their land, though they know nothing of it, the Black and Tans come seeking revenge.
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Author Biography - William Trevor
William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture. 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 by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appear regularly in the New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England."
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