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Título: Cheating at Canasta (Signed copy)
Editorial: Penguin / Viking, London
Año de publicación: 2007
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by The Author
Edición: First Edition.
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 232pp. Signed directly to the title page by William Trevor. A husband sits in Harry's Bar in Venice, thinking of his wife - lost to him now - whose plea has brought him back to one of their favourite haunts. On another table, a young couple quarrel. 'Cheating at Canasta' is the title story of William Trevor's collection, his first since the highly acclaimed A Bit on the Side, and its themes of missed opportunities, the inevitability of change and the powerful but fragmentary quality of our memories are entirely characteristic of his unparalleled oeuvre. Condition: A beautiful copy in excellent condition. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería 005958
'No matter what,' Julia had said, aware then of what was coming, 'let's always play cards.' And they did; for even with her memory gone, a little more of it each day — her children taken, her house, her flowerbeds, belongings, clothes — their games in the communal drawing room were a reality her affliction allowed.
A husband sits in Harry's Bar in Venice, thinking of his wife — lost to him now — whose plea has brought him back to one of their favourite haunts. On another table, a young couple quarrel. 'Cheating at Canasta' is the title story of William Trevor's new collection, his first since the highly acclaimed A Bit on the Side (2004), and its themes of missed opportunities, the inevitability of change and the powerful but fragmentary quality of our memories are entirely characteristic of his unparalleled oeuvre.
Praise for A Bit on the Side:
'A treat . . . Whether set in rural Ireland or London in the spring, these pages whisper of relished secrets and dreams foolishly clung to' Mail on Sunday
'Characteristically assured and subtle . . . masterpieces of firmly wrought delicacy, spot-on social observation and psychological and emotional truth' Sunday Times
'Hypnotic and leavened with a quiet, dark humour . . . timeless' Daily Express
'Masterful . . . a small miracle in beautifully controlled prose. These stories are among Trevor's very best' Irish Independent
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