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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 Classics Winner 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.

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...

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor Fools of Fortune, Paperback (January 2015)

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.

Silence in the Garden by William Trevor 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.

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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 inThe New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire."

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