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One can feel the yearning of the characters for something more than their narrow lives could afford.
The lives of these characters tend to parallel the main story, each in their own way, and reflect a great deal of the emotional turmoil of the main characters.
This is a compelling story, with characters you care about, a dramatic thrust to the narrative, and stunningly beautiful writing -it has it all.
A friend loaned me Love and Summer several years ago. It stayed on my bookshelf while I read my favorite writers who yearly produced more books. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Bedste
This is definitively a slow book. There is a very languid felling to it, and even a bit of stream-of-consciousness style about the writing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alumine Andrew
Don't bother. I had high hopes but they were dashed early on.Published 4 months ago by Kate Chivers
A rare glimpse imto rural Ireland over the story of a protracted yet innocent love. At times cryptical, the characters grab you withbtheir eccentricities and somehat pitiful lives. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. T. Gomez
A simple story, finaly told, of the oldest story in the book. William Trevor's characters are as they should be, At once complex and curious, intriguing and mysterious, It is the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by katespeak
I'd not read a single word by William Trevor before encountering this beautiful short novel. I was aware of his reputation as a master of the short story, and had seen glowing... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chretienne de St. Crispin
The authors way of describing people and his descriptions of their lives.
This is all i want to say today.
A treat for visual readers in its vivid descriptions of the countryside and a grim and accurate depiction of relationships.Published 19 months ago by Ms. Natalie Robinson Garfield