Cheating at Canasta

Cheating at Canasta

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 231 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143114069
  • 9780143114062
  • 1,270,011

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[A] magisterial new collection . . . These stories stay in the mind long after they re finished.
"The New York Times Book Review"
These stories possess an unwavering moral center that is in itself a measure of greatness.
"The Boston Globe"
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About William Trevor

William Trevorwas born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. Heis the author of twenty-nine books, includingFelicia s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture, andThe Story of Lucy Gault, which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Fiction Prize.In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen byThe New York Timesas best books of the year, and his short stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire."
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3 22% (181)
2 8% (65)
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