Selected Stories by William Trevor

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Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our era. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. A powerful collection by "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker), Selected Stories brings together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta.


 

About William Trevor

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Sir William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books and has received numerous literary awards, including the Whitbread Award, the Hawthornden Prize, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction.
 
Published November 4, 2010 by Penguin Books. 578 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In one story, a Protestant boy relates the manifestation of a saint to a priest, who wonders idly why it couldn’t have been a good Catholic boy to receive a sign of visitation: “Was it not enough that that march should occur every twelfth of July, that farmers from miles away should bang their wa...

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It doesn’t select anything, strictly speaking, but merely assembles the stories from William Trevor’s last four collections, so that in effect it’s a sequel to the huge edition of his collected stories that came out in 1992.

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The Wall Street Journal

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Consolidating the four collections that have appeared since his "Collected Stories" of 1992, "Selected Stories" is crowded with hundreds of characters, but the one man who never seems to poke a head in is William Trevor.

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Book Reporter

Henry Prizes, three Whitbread Prizes, and the recognition as “the greatest living writer of short stories in the English Language” to his credit.

Nov 04 2010 | Read Full Review of Selected Stories

Bookmarks Magazine

Bringing together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers readers "treasures of gorgeous writing, brilliant dialogue, and unforgettable lives" (The New York Times ...

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National Review Online

The range is quite wide: gentry, faded gentry, farmers, fishermen, servants, businessmen, Protestants, Catholics, clergymen, crooks, men and women, old and young.

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Fiction Writers Review

Reading something next, that’s the easy part, particularly if you’re one of those readers for whom the prospect of not reading something, anything, is just, well, unthinkable.

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