Death in Summer

Death in Summer

Book - 1998
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From the winner of the 1999 David Cohen British Literature Prize -- the richest literary award in the UK    -- comes an unforgettably chilling novel, written with the compassion and artistry that define Trevor's fiction. There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, shocking and sudden, leaving her husband haunted by the details of their last afternoon. No one expected that drizzling Thursday in June to signal the approach of two more tragedies - deaths that shook both the apparently blessed and the obviously afflicted. William Trevor gives us an unputdownable novel, beautifully written and wonderfully sympathetic.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c1998.
ISBN: 9780676971811
Characteristics: 214 p. ;,24 cm.


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Oct 14, 2018

This is a very good novel which must be read with more attention and thought than most literary novels; there are often quick little shifts in point of view, and the phrases are often understating and implicative. At moments I thought this was a master performance of the deft use of a writing technique where one writes something and then deletes every second sentence, carefully leaving a lot not explicitly written but leaving enough to be inferred by a thoughtful reader.

Feb 26, 2016

Pitch perfect. Trevor's writing just fills me with wonder.

Feb 13, 2014

William Trevor is a master of fiction - and he is now 86 years old ! This is a nice companion to "Love and summer ".

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