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The Story of Lucy Gault

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William Trevor has long been acknowledged as one of the most extraordinary writers of our time, with a particular insight into the workings of the human heart. In The Story of Lucy Gault, he has surpassed himself.

The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of arson leads nine-year-old Lucy's parents to leave Ireland for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are due to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay, but instead she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of the inhabitants of Lahardane and the perpetrators of the failed arson attack for the rest of their lives.

In this brilliant, profound and moving story of love, guilt and forgiveness, Trevor has written a novel that stands alongside the best literature in the English language.

About 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 a 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 1977, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670031542
Author:
Trevor, William
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Arson
Subject:
Runaway teenagers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
108-80
Publication Date:
September 26, 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.94x5.48x.83 in. .89 lbs.

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