Last Stories

Last Stories

Paperback (06 Jun 2019)

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Synopsis

'What a writer he was; he could flip over a sentence so gently, and showthe 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.

'Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling'
Hilary Mantel

'He is one of the great short-story writers, at his best the equal of Chekhov' John Banville

'The greatest living writer of short stories in the English language' New Yorker

Book information

ISBN: 9780241337783
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 160g
Height: 194mm
Width: 124mm
Spine width: 15mm