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Fools of Fortune (Penguin Classics)

Fools of Fortune (Penguin Classics)
Author: William Trevor
ISBN 13: 9780143039624
ISBN 10: 143039628
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-04-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $15.00

“To my mind Trevor's best novel and a very fine one.” —Graham Greene

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.