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With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales—nine of which have never been published in book form—that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the listener's mind.

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With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales—nine of which have never been published in book form—that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the listener's mind.

Subtle yet powerful, Trevor's stories give us insights into the lives of ordinary people. We encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her student's serial thefts in exchange for his beautiful music.

This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.

"Simon Vance is the perfect interpreter of Trevor's technique." ---AudioFile

"Throughout these final stories from the masterly Trevor, limpid and clearly defined as dewdrops on a branch, we see characters dealing with the past and moving forward—or not. . . . Highly recommended." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"Readers familiar with Trevor, who died in 2016, will find satisfying closure, and those new to his work will find reason to go back and explore his previous books." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Trevor will long reign as a literary master." ---Booklist Starred Review

"As always, Trevor navigates the rough seas of human relations with a new angle, fresh language, deep sympathy, and uncanny insight." ---Kirkus Starred Review
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Last Stories

Author William Trevor

Narrated by Simon Vance

Publication date May 15, 2018

Running time 5 hrs

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