With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales-nine of which have never been published in book form-that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the listener's mind.
Subtle yet powerful, Trevor's stories give us insights into the lives of ordinary people. 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 student's serial thefts in exchange for his beautiful music.
This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.
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by William Trevor
by Christopher William Hill
by Guy Gavriel Kay
"William Trevor has justly been called our twentieth-century Chekhov, and this audiobook is a fitting and memorable finale to his oeuvre. He is a master of many things, especially understatement and drama so quiet that you often don't realize a bomb has gone off until well after the detonation. Simon Vance is the perfect interpreter of Trevor's technique. His performance is cool and subtle, alert to variations on themes, shrewd about mood and color. Theft is a recurring motif here. Also, love buried but not forgotten, love obsessive or wholly imagined, betrayals between spouses, and lies between parents and children. And at least one murder. If either Trevor or Vance overplayed even slightly, it could be melodrama. Instead this brilliant collection feels like life. B.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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