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“‘No matter what,’” Julia had said, aware then of what was coming, ‘let’s always play cards.’ And they did; for even with her memory gone, a little more of it each day—her children taken, her house, her flowerbeds, belongings, clothes—their games in the communal drawing room were a reality her affliction allowed.”

A husband sits in Harry's Bar in Venice, thinking of his wife—lost to him now—whose plea has brought him back to one of their favorite haunts. On another table, a young couple quarrel. “Cheating at Canasta” is the title work of William Trevor's new collection of twelve stories, his first since the highly acclaimed A Bit on the Side. From a chance encounter between two childhood friends to memories of a newly widowed man to a family grappling with the sale of ancestral land, Trevor examines with grace and skill the tenuous bonds of our relationships, the strengths that hold us together, and the truths that threaten to separate us.

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  • “The greatest living writer of short stories in the English language.”

    New Yorker

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About the Author
Author William Trevor

William Trevor is the author of nearly thirty books, including Felicia’s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a major motion picture. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction, and 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 1997 he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England.