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The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor

Viking, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.

First U. S. Edition.

From the cover: “The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of arson leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to leave Ireland for England, her mother’s home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are due to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of the inhabitants of Lahardane and the perpetrators of the failed arson attack for the rest of their lives.

In this brilliant, subtle and moving story of love, guilt and forgiveness, Trevor has written a novel that stands among the best literature in the English language.”

Illustrated by Megan Wilson. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Green titling to the Spine. 228 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.