Family Sins and Other Stories

Family Sins and Other Stories

by William Trevor

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ISBN-13: 9780886192372
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Publication date: 04/25/2002
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Known for moving, haunting novels such as Felicia's Journey and Fools of Fortune, Irish author William Trevor is also known as a master of the short story genre. As the New York Times Book Review noted, Trevor "moves between the short story and the novel; Irish settings and English; the capitalized Troubles of his native land and the personal lowercase ones of his characters." He does so with unwavering skill.

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Family Sins and Other Stories 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
yooperprof on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This 1990 collection is mostly rooted in Ireland, and I would say that the better stories are set in rural Ireland, in the relatively impoverished 1940s and 50s. Occasionally Trevor turns his attention to the south of England. When a story is set further afield, in Italy or Switzerland, it invaribly deals with the English abroad.My favorite was the last story, "Kathleen's Field," a heart-breakingly simple story of poverty set in 1948 rural Ireland. Trevor's more recent collections of short stories are full of masterpieces. This one seemed to have a few "near misses" and one or two other stories that didn't really come close to hitting their mark. Most of the stories are comfortably "above average," but I don't think this set really represents Trevor at his peak.