Bit on the Side

Bit on the Side

Book - 2004
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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. Book jacket.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Knopf Canada : 2004
ISBN: 9780676976694
0676976697
Branch Call Number: FIC Trev
Characteristics: 243p

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Nov 04, 2017

A treasure trove of beautifully crafted short stories set to the backdrop of Ireland. Written with such depth and insight into the human heart, William Trevor convinces the reader that he has first-hand knowledge of the people he writes so intimately about.

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