A Bit on the Side

A Bit on the Side

William Trevor

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0143035916

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age, and a new collection of stories from him is always a cause for celebration. In these twelve stories, a waiter divulges a shocking life of crime to his ex-wife; a woman repeats the story of her parents’ unstable marriage after a horrible tragedy; a schoolgirl regrets gossiping about the cuckolded man who tutors her; and, in the volume’s title story, a middle-aged accountant offers his reasons for ending a love affair. At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevor’s characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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