The Story of Lucy Gault
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The Story of Lucy Gault

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Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize 'A masterwork. I doubt that I have read a book as moving in at least a decade. A homage to the redemptive power of love' Independent Summer, 1921. Eight-year-old Lucy Gault clings to the glens and woods above Lahardane - the home her family is being forced to abandon. She knows the Gaults are no longer welcome in Ireland and that danger threatens. Lucy, however, is headstrong and decides that somehow she must force her parents into staying. But the path she chooses ends in disaster. One chance event, unwanted and unexpected, will blight the lives of the Gaults for years to come and bind each of them in different ways to this one moment in time, to this wild stretch of coast ...'Flawless. Guaranteed to keep you reading - all through the night if necessary - to find out what happens. Trevor's best novel' New Statesman 'Dark, elegantly written ...a book to relish' Independent on Sundayshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 163g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141044608
  • 9780141044606
  • 28,320

About William Trevor

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written many novels, and has won many prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His most recent novel Love and Summer was longlisted for the Booker Prize. He is also a renowned writer of short stories, and his two-volume Collected Stories was published by Viking Penguin in 2009. In 1999 William Trevor received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and in 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. He now lives in Devon.show more

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Gravely beautiful, subtle and haunting Guardian Astonishing, tender. A perfect novel Sunday Telegraph Stark yet tender, without a single false note. There will be only a handful of novels worth reading this year (or any year) ... this book is certainly one Literary Review Flawless ... not a single word seems out of place. Guaranteed to keep you reading - all trhough the night if necessary - to find out what happens. Trevor's best novel New Statesman Striking, throughtful. Written with grace and finesse and charged throughout with a persuasive disquiet Independent Dark, elegantly written ... a book to relish Independent on Sunday Unusual, beguiling, beautiful The Times A masterwork. I doubt that I have read a book as moving in at least a decade. A homage to the gift of redemptive love -- Fegal Keane Independentshow more

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Gravely beautiful, subtle and haunting Guardianshow more