Fools of Fortune

ISBN-10: 0143039628

ISBN-13: 9780143039624

Edition: 2006

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Description: To my mind Trevors best novel and a very fine one. Graham Greene Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William TrevorIrelands answer to Chekhov (The Boston Globe) and one of the best writers of our era (The Washington Post)to our distinguished list of literary masters. In this award-winning novel, an informers body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive. Fatherless, Willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mothers bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Francine Prose was born on April 1, 1947. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Francine Prose novel The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007. Prose has served as president of PEN American Center, a New York City based literary society of writers, editors, and translators that works to advance literature in 2007 and 2008. Prose novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. In 2014 her title Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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