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Bit on the Side

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Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here . A Bit on the Side - Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor Compassionate, poignant, even heart-rending. Almost perfect works of art by perhaps the greatest short story writer now working in English Sunday Independent William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age. In these twel Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here . A Bit on the Side - Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor Compassionate, poignant, even heart-rending. Almost perfect works of art by perhaps the greatest short story writer now working in English Sunday Independent William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age. In these twelve stories, a waiter divulges a shocking life of crime to his ex-wife; a woman repeats the story of her parents unstable marriage after a horrible tragedy; a schoolgirl regrets gossiping about the cuckolded man who tutors her; and, in the volumes title story, a middle-aged accountant offers his reasons for ending a love affair. At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevors characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life. If you enjoyed The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer , you will love this book. It will also be adored by readers of Colm Toibin, George Saunders and James Joyce. A treat ... each meditate[s] on the subject of love - adulterous, unspoken, clandestine, sometimes cruel. Whether set in rural Ireland or London, their pages whisper of relished secrets and dreams foolishly clung to Mail on Sunday William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetimes literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicias Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives .

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Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here . A Bit on the Side - Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor Compassionate, poignant, even heart-rending. Almost perfect works of art by perhaps the greatest short story writer now working in English Sunday Independent William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age. In these twel Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here . A Bit on the Side - Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor Compassionate, poignant, even heart-rending. Almost perfect works of art by perhaps the greatest short story writer now working in English Sunday Independent William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age. In these twelve stories, a waiter divulges a shocking life of crime to his ex-wife; a woman repeats the story of her parents unstable marriage after a horrible tragedy; a schoolgirl regrets gossiping about the cuckolded man who tutors her; and, in the volumes title story, a middle-aged accountant offers his reasons for ending a love affair. At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevors characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life. If you enjoyed The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer , you will love this book. It will also be adored by readers of Colm Toibin, George Saunders and James Joyce. A treat ... each meditate[s] on the subject of love - adulterous, unspoken, clandestine, sometimes cruel. Whether set in rural Ireland or London, their pages whisper of relished secrets and dreams foolishly clung to Mail on Sunday William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetimes literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicias Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives .
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Title Bit on the Side Height 12.9
William Trevor Width 1.6
ISBN-13 9780141017099 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0141017090 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin UK Pages 256
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