A Bit on the Side

A Bit on the Side

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101127179
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


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.

A Bit on the Side

A Bit on the Side

William Trevor


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“Every story here is a model example of just how much a great writer can reveal in a short space.” —Newsweek

A Bit on the Side is a wonderful book… William Trevor really is the best short story writer alive.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

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