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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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