Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

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by William Trevor
     
 

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Willy Quinton lived a pleasant, cosseted life in County Cork, untouched by the troubles...until the soldiers came and took a terrible revenge.

Marianne Woodcombe, his cousin, lived in Dorset, unaware that she was part of a cycle of hatred...

Spanning sixty years, William Trevor's tender and beautiful love story has at its centre a dark and violent act which

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Willy Quinton lived a pleasant, cosseted life in County Cork, untouched by the troubles...until the soldiers came and took a terrible revenge.

Marianne Woodcombe, his cousin, lived in Dorset, unaware that she was part of a cycle of hatred...

Spanning sixty years, William Trevor's tender and beautiful love story has at its centre a dark and violent act which spills over into the mutilated lives of generations to come.

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"William Trevor at his best." —The New York Times

"Arresting, powerful, and indelible. A story of courage and love... as tender and wistful as an Irish lament." —The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670323555
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/10/1983
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"William Trevor at his best." —The New York Times

"Arresting, powerful, and indelible. A story of courage and love... as tender and wistful as an Irish lament." —The Washington Post

Meet the Author

William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia’s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appear regularly in the New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Devon, England
Date of Birth:
May 24, 1928
Place of Birth:
Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
Education:
Trinity College, Dublin, 1950

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