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The Hill Bachelors By William Trevor

The Hill Bachelors
by William Trevor

Three people are frozen in a conspiracy of silence that prevents love's consummation; a nine-year-old dreams that a movie part heals her fragmented family life; a brother and sister forge a new life amid terrible beauty of Ireland after Rebellion; and in title story, a man chooses between his longtime love and a life of solitude on family farm.

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The Hill Bachelors Summary


<p><i>The Hill Bachelors</i> - a remarkable collection of stories from the master storyteller William Trevor</p><p>'There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world' <i>The Wall Street Journal</i></p><p><i>The Hill Bachelors</i> is a stunning meditation on men and women and the heartbreak of missed opportunities: three people are frozen in a conspiracy of silence that prevents love's consummation; a nine-year-old dreams that a movie part will heal her fragmented family life; a brother and sister forge a new life amid the terrible beauty 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 twelve beautifully rendered tales reveal Trevor's unrivalled compassion for the human condition.</p><p>'His tight, perfected short stories - each an astonishing performance in which melodramatic situations are turned, by acute psychological insight, into classic drama - make him the greatest living writer in English' <i>Weekly Standard</i></p><p>Readers of <i>The Story of Lucy Gault</i> and <i>Love and Summer</i> will adore <i>The Hill Bachelors</i>. It will also be cherished by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. </p><p>William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: <i>After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One </i>and<i> Two); Death in Summer; Felicia's Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault </i>and<i> Two Lives</i>.</p>

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GOR001215659
The Hill Bachelors
William Trevor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-07-05
256
0140294694
9780140294699
Short-listed for Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Fiction 2001
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