The Collected Stories – a stunning volume of William Trevor’s unforgettable short stories
William Trevor is one of the most renowned figures in contemporary literature, described as ‘the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language’ by the New Yorker and acclaimed for his haunting and profound insights into the human heart. Here is a collection of his short fiction, with dozens of tales spanning his career and ranging from the moving to the macabre, the humorous to the haunting. From the penetrating ‘Memories of Youghal’ to the bittersweet ‘Bodily Secrets’ and the elegiac ‘Two More Gallants’, here are masterpieces of insight, depth, drama and humanity, acutely rendered by a modern master.
‘A textbook for anyone who ever wanted to write a story, and a treasure for anyone who loves to read them’ Madison Smartt Bell
‘Extraordinary… Mr. Trevor’s sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people…proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought’ The New York Times Book Review