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After Rain - Twelve impressive tales by way of the grasp storyteller William Trevor

'There isn't any greater brief tale author within the English-speaking world'
Wall road magazine

In this selection of twelve amazing, acutely rendered stories, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human middle.

Here we stumble upon a blind piano tuner whose extraordinary thoughts of his first spouse are cruelly distorted through his moment; a girl in a tricky marriage who needs to choose from her angry husband and her closest pal; kids, survivors of divorce, who mimic their parents' melodramas; and a heartbroken girl touring by myself in Italy who reviews an epiphany whereas learning a forgotten artist's Annunciation.

Trevor is, in his personal phrases, 'a storyteller. My fiction might, once in a while, light up points of the human , yet i don't consciously got down to do so.'

Conscious or now not, he touches us in ways in which few writers even dare to aim.

If you loved the tale of Lucy Gault and Love and summer time, you will adore this publication. it's going to even be cherished through readers of Colm Toibin, George Saunders and James Joyce.

William Trevor was once born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and 1000s of brief tales, for which he has received a couple of prizes together with the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire publish ebook of the 12 months Award, the Whitbread booklet of the yr Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in reputation of a lifetime's literary fulfillment. In 2002 he used to be knighted for his prone to literature.

His books in Penguin are: After Rain; a piece at the aspect; physically secrets and techniques; dishonest at Canasta; the youngsters of Dynmouth; The accumulated tales (Volumes One and Two); loss of life in summer season; Felicia's trip; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and summer season; The Mark-2 spouse; chosen tales; the tale of Lucy Gault and Lives.

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