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Two Lives - a book by Trevor, William

Two Lives

Two Lives( )
Author: Trevor, William
ISBN:978-0-14-104461-3
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

Two beautiful, memorable novels in one volume, both focussing on women who retreat into their imaginations until the boundaries between what is real and what is not become blurred.

In 'Reading Turgenev', an Irish country girl is trapped in a loveless marriage with an older man. But she finds unusual solace - in secret meetings with a man who shares her passion for Russian novels. This novella was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

The second story, 'My House in Umbria'...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 x 0.897 Inches
Book Weight:0.554 Pounds
Author Biography
Trevor, William (Author)
William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland on May 24, 1928. He received a degree in History from Trinity College in 1950. Before becoming a full-time author in 1965, he worked as a sculptor, a teacher, and a copywriter at an advertising agency. Trevor exhibited his sculpture in Dublin and England and was joint winner of the International Year of the Political Prisoner art competition in 1952.

His first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, was published in 1958. His other novels include The Old Boys, which won the Hawthornden Prize in 1964; The Children of Dynmouth, which won the Whitbread Award in 1976; Fools of Fortune, which won the Whitbread Award in 1983; The Silence in the Garden; and Felicia's Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

He is the editor of The Oxford Book of Short Stories. His short story collection, The Hill Bachelors, received the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Short Stories. His other short story collections include The Day We Got Drunk on Cake and Other Stories, The Ballroom of Romance and Other Stories, Beyond the Pale, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta. In 1976, he received the Allied Irish Banks' Prize and in 1977 he was awarded an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature. In 1992 he received The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence and in 1999 the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He was awarded the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in Irish Literature in 2008.

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