Cheating at Canasta

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Penguin, Oct 18, 2007 - Fiction - 240 pages
73 Reviews
A new collection from ?the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language? (The New Yorker)

The publication of a new book by William Trevor is a true literary event. One of our finest chroniclers of the human condition, Trevor?s precise and unflinching insights into the lives of ordinary people are evidenced once again in this stunning collection of twelve stories. Subtle yet powerful, these exquisitely nuanced tales of regret, deception, adultery, aging, and forgiveness are a rare pleasure, and they confirm Trevor?s reputation as a master of the form. From a chance encounter between two childhood friends to memories of a newly widowed man to a family grappling with the sale of ancestral land, Trevor examines with grace and skill the tenuous bonds of our relationships, the strengths that hold us together, and the truths that threaten to separate us.
 

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trevor's insight into the interpersonal is astonishing. - Goodreads
Beautiful writing, but whew, depressing. - Goodreads
His writing is economical, compact and full of nuance. - Bookreporter.com

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User Review  - Tessa Smith - Goodreads

The title story is one that lives forever in the mind, makes me glad I'm not the main character, makes me love William Trevor for writing such a moving story. If I met him I'd give him a great big hug! Read full review

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The title story is one that lives forever in the mind, makes me glad I'm not the main character, makes me love William Trevor for writing such a moving story. If I met him I'd give him a great big hug! Read full review

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Contents

The Dressmakers Child
The Room
Men of Ireland
Cheating at Canasta
Bravado
An Afternoon
At Olivehill
A Perfect Relationship
The Children
Old Flame
Faith
Folie à Deux

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About the author (2007)

William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including "Felicia's Journey", which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

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