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Fools of Fortune (Penguin Classics)

Trevor, William

ISBN 10: 1435281535 / ISBN 13: 9781435281530
Published by Paw Prints, 2008
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Title: Fools of Fortune (Penguin Classics)

Publisher: Paw Prints

Publication Date: 2008

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Reprint.

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Fools of Fortune by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world's greatest writers Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years. Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of independence and secretly fund Michael Collins' fighters. But one of their workers is an informer to the British, and when he's murdered on their land, though they know nothing of it, the Black and Tans come seeking revenge. Till now young Willy Quinton has led a pleasant, cosseted life. But the murder of his father and sisters by British soldiers brings him to a point when he can only contemplate revenge himself. He sets off for Liverpool with hatred in his heart. Will he survive? Will the cycle ever be broken? 'To my mind William Trevor's best novel and a very fine one' Graham Greene William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, in 1928. He spent his childhood in Ireland and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, but has lived in England for many years. An acknowledged master of the short-story form, he has also written many highly acclaimed novels: he has won the Whitbread Fiction Prize three times and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times. His most recent novel was Love and Summer (Penguin, 2010).

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Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor—"Ireland’s answer to Chekhov" ( The Boston Globe) and "one of the best writers of our era" ( The Washington Post)—to our distinguished list of literary masters. In this award-winning novel, an informer’s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive. Fatherless, Willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother’s bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind.

  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award

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