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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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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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