By William Trevor
After Rain - Twelve impressive tales through the grasp storyteller William Trevor
'There isn't any higher brief tale author within the English-speaking world'
Wall road magazine
In this selection of twelve remarkable, acutely rendered stories, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human middle.
Here we come upon a blind piano tuner whose incredible stories of his first spouse are cruelly distorted via his moment; a girl in a tricky marriage who needs to make a choice from her angry husband and her closest pal; kids, survivors of divorce, who mimic their parents' melodramas; and a heartbroken lady touring on my own in Italy who studies an epiphany whereas learning a forgotten artist's Annunciation.
Trevor is, in his personal phrases, 'a storyteller. My fiction could, from time to time, light up elements of the human , yet i don't consciously got down to do so.'
Conscious or no longer, he touches us in ways in which few writers even dare to attempt.
If you loved the tale of Lucy Gault and Love and summer season, you will adore this ebook. it's going to even be loved via readers of Colm Toibin, George Saunders and James Joyce.
William Trevor used to be born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds and hundreds of brief tales, for which he has received a few prizes together with the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire publish e-book of the yr Award, the Whitbread publication of the 12 months Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in acceptance of a lifetime's literary fulfillment. In 2002 he was once knighted for his companies to literature.
His books in Penguin are: After Rain; a piece at the part; physically secrets and techniques; dishonest at Canasta; the youngsters of Dynmouth; The gathered tales (Volumes One and Two); demise 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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Un parfum de hautaine vertu émanait de toute sa personne. Son visage, triste et amaigri, était en parfaite accordance avec le grand deuil dont elle était revêtue. Elle aussi, comme la 44 plèbe à laquelle elle s'était mêlée et qu'elle ne voyait pas, elle regardait le monde lumineux avec un œil profond, et elle écoutait en hochant doucement la tête. Singulière vision ! « À coup sûr, me dis-je, cette pauvreté-là, si pauvreté il y a, ne doit pas admettre l'économie sordide ; un si noble visage m'en répond.
Le bâton n'est pas un bâton de comédie, avez-vous entendu résonner la 36 chair, malgré le poil postiche ? Aussi les yeux lui sortent maintenant de la tête, elle hurle plus naturellement. Dans sa rage, elle étincelle tout entière, comme le fer qu’on bat. « Telles sont les mœurs conjugales de ces deux descendants d'Ève et d'Adam, ces œuvres de vos mains, ô mon Dieu ! Cette femme est incontestablement malheureuse, quoique après tout, peut-être, les jouissances titillantes de la gloire ne lui soient pas inconnues.
Vous verrez leurs yeux s'agrandir démesurément. D'abord ils n'oseront pas prendre ; ils douteront de leur bonheur. Puis leurs mains agripperont vivement le cadeau, et ils s'enfuiront comme font les chats qui vont manger loin de vous le morceau que vous leur avez donné, ayant appris à se défier de l'homme. 64 Sur une route, derrière la grille d'un vaste jardin, au bout duquel apparaissait la blancheur d'un joli château frappé par le soleil, se tenait un enfant beau et frais, habillé de ces vêtements de campagne si pleins de coquetterie.