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Fools of Fortune
By William Trevor

Fools of Fortune

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Fools of Fortune by William Trevor

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Penguin 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 Details

ISBN: 9780143039624
ISBN-10: 0143039628
Format: 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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Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world's greatest writers. The probings of an outsider bring havoc to a crumbling Dublin hotel. What was the tragedy that turned O'Neill's hotel from plush establishment into a dingy house of disrepute? Ivy Eckdorf is determined to find out.

Miss Gomez and the Brethren by William Trevor Miss Gomez and the Brethren, Paperback (January 2015)

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.

Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor Elizabeth Alone, Paperback (January 2015)

After nineteen years of marriage, three children and a brief but passionate affair followed by a quick divorce, Elizabeth Aidallbery has to go to hospital for an emergency operation. From her hospital bed she has the leisure to take stock of her life, and frankly it doesn't look very edifying...

Other People's Worlds by 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.

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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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