The Hill Bachelors

The Hill Bachelors

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William Trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking. His first collection since the bestselling After Rain, William Trevor's The Hill Bachelors is a heartbreaking book about men and women and their missed opportunities: four people live in a suburban house, frozen in a conspiracy of silence that prevents love's consummation; a nine-year-old dreams that a part in a movie will heal her fragmented family life; a brother and sister forge a new life amid the chaos of Ireland after the Rebellion; and in the title story, a young man chooses between his longtime love and a life of solitude on the family farm. These beautifully rendered tales reveal Trevor's compassion for the human condition and confirm once again his position as one of the premier writers of the short story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0141002174
  • 9780141002170
  • 90,255

About William Trevor

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia's Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture, and The 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 by The New York Times as 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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"One of the very best writers of our era." The Washington Post Book World"Ireland's answer to Chekhov has produced another story collection of splendid melancholy." The Boston Globe

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Table of contents

William TrevorThree People
Of the Cloth
Good News
The Mourning
A Friend in the Trade
Low Sunday, 1950
Le Visiteur
The Virgin's Gift
Death of a Professor
Against the Odds
The Telephone Game
The Hill Bachelors
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397 ratings
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4 42% (167)
3 20% (80)
2 3% (13)
1 1% (3)
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