Last Stories (Hardback)
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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 24/05/2018

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A final, peerlessly poignant collection from an author once described by the New Yorker as ‘the greatest living writer of short stories in English’.

Completed not long before his death, William Trevor’s final story collection is the crowning achievement of a writer of unusual depth and sensitivity.

'What a writer he was; he could flip over a sentence so gently, and show the underbelly in a heartbeat. His work is always quietly compassionate' - Elizabeth Strout

In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William Trevor probes into the depths of the human spirit.

Here we encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music.

These gorgeous stories - the last that Trevor wrote before his death - affirm his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.

An acclaimed novelist and playwright, it is nevertheless as a peerless short story writer that William Trevor will be best remembered. Described as 'the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language' by the New Yorker, he was arguably the greatest exponent of the form of his generation. Combining his trademark wit, eloquence, comic timing and probing insight into the human condition, this, his last collection, is a worthy swansong to an exceptional literary career.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241337769
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 24 mm

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“Beautiful”

This is the first book I have read by William Trevor and I will definitely be looking into all of the others!
This book has 10 beautifully written and captivating short stories, I couldn't get over how I was... More

Hardback edition
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“Wonderful short stories.”

Many thanks to the publishers for sending me a copy to review.
William Trevor's short stories are beautifully written, with great attention give to both character and situation although I am not normally a fan... More

Hardback edition
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“Thought provoking!”

Thought provoking praiseworthy stories -each different but written with wonderful prose. Very enjoyable.

Paperback edition
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