The Hill Bachelors

The Hill Bachelors

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141002170
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.
The Hill Bachelors

The Hill Bachelors

William Trevor

Awards

Irish Times Literature Prize – winner

Praise

“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

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

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