Selected Stories

by William Trevor

Hardcover, 2010




New York : Viking, 2010.


Collects forty-eight short stories by the author that span more than half a century that illuminate the human condition.

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LibraryThing member xieouyang
Forty eight short stories are included in this collection. I can only say that they are all wonderful, moving stories of human relationships. Events that impact and influence those relationships are related in a very subtle way that somehow brings out the human in the people covered in the narrative. Trevor has an ability to weave all the words together so that the stories are very taught; there are no extraneous words or sentences. More pleasing for me, there is no gratuitous use of vulgarities or sex scenes just to excite a reader- I don't mind and may even enjoy them, of course, if they are vital for the development of the story. But Trevor manages to maintain the reader's attention by the manner in which his characters relate to each other; their foibles, their nostalgia.… (more)



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