Cheating at Canasta

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Knopf Canada, Aug 13, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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A husband sits in Harry’s Bar in Venice, thinking of his wife–lost to him now–whose plea has brought him back to one of their favourite haunts. At another table, a young couple quarrel. “Cheating at Canasta” is the title story of William Trevor’s new collection, his first since the highly acclaimed A Bit on the Side, and its themes of missed opportunities, the inevitability of change and the powerful but fragmentary quality of our memories are entirely characteristic of his unparalleled oeuvre.
 

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

While I did not appreciate this collection quite as much as I have others by Trevor, his usual skill in storytelling and style prevail. The twelve stories here are, if not exactly sad, wistful or ... Read full review

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

As short stories go, these are pretty good. The characters are well enough developed that the reader can have some understanding of what makes them tick - more so than in some novels I've read. As I ... Read full review

Contents

The Dressmakers Child
1
The Room
24
Men of Ireland
42
Bravado
73
An Afternoon 39
89
At Olivehill
109
A Perfect Relationship
129
Old Flame
173
Faith
192
Folie at Deux
213
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William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He has written many novels and short story collections and has won many prizes, including the Hawthornden Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His most recent novel, The Story of Lucy Gault, was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Fiction Prize. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. He lives in Devon, England.

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