Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Near fine book in near fine dust jacket.
Good short stories are hard to come by, but when William Trevor produces a new collection, one can be sure that they are more than merely good. With Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene and H.E. Bates, he ranks among the few who combine a rare ability with the common touch. His stories deal with ordinary people (they may not be like us, though sometimes they are, but we have certainly met them) in extraordinary situations - and yet are these any odder than the predicaments we have been in ourselves?
Whether he describes an Irish wedding party, or the case of an artificial but potent ghost, or the embarrassing consequences of a stranger's request to help dispose of a body in a block of flats, Trevor's art consists of telling a remarkable story which is true because it is never false to the human heart.
The twelve stories in Angels at the Ritz are as various and surprising as ever, but never for a moment do they stray from the world we know, or the world that we know exists.