A Bit On The Side
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:10/15/2004 - Tantor Media
By: William Trevor
William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age, and a new collection of stories from him is always a cause for celebration. In these twelve stories, a waiter divulges a shocking life of crime to his ex-wife: a woman repeats the story of her parents unstable marriage after a horrible tragedy: a schoolgirl regrets gossiping about the cuckolded man who tutors her: and, in the volumes title story, a middle-aged accountant offers his reasons for ending a love affair. At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevors characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life. -opisanie