In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William Trevor probes into the depths of the human spirit. Here we encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil’s theft in exchange for his beautiful music.
These gorgeous stories – the last that Trevor wrote before his death – affirm his place as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
‘Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling’ – Hilary Mantel
‘He is one of the great short-story writers, at his best the equal of Chekhov’ – John Banville
‘What a writer he was; he could flip over a sentence so gently, and showthe underbelly in a heartbeat. His work is always quietly compassionate’ – Elizabeth Strout
‘The greatest living writer of short stories in the English language’ – New Yorker
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