By William Trevor
Love and Summer, the newest merchandise from William Trevor's venerable suitcase, is an exhilarating paintings of art." </I>
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In spare, beautiful prose, grasp storyteller William Trevor provides a haunting love tale concerning the offerings of the guts, and the passions and frustrations of 3 lives in the course of one lengthy summer season. Ellie is a shy orphan woman from the hill state, married to a guy whose existence has been blighted by way of an unspeakable tragedy. She lives a quiet lifestyles within the Irish village of Rathmoye, until eventually she meets Florian Kilderry, a tender photographer getting ready to depart eire and his earlier eternally. the opportunity intersection of those misplaced souls units in movement a poignant love affair that calls for Ellie to make an very unlikely selection.
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I'm afraid I will compete—that's what scares me. That's why I quit the Theatre Department. Just because I'm so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else's values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn't make it right. I'm ashamed of it. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. " She paused, and suddenly picked up her glass of milk and brought it to her lips. "I knew it," she said, setting it down. "That's something new. My teeth go funny on me.
It's about the only thing I've ever heard you—" "I just quit, that's all," Franny said. "It started embarrassing me. " She reflected. "I don't know. It seemed like such poor taste, sort of, to want to act in the first place. I mean all the ego. And I used to hate myself so, when I was in a play, to be backstage after the play was over. All those egos running around feeling terribly charitable and warm. Kissing everybody and wearing their makeup all over the place, and then trying to be horribly natural and friendly when your friends came backstage to see you.
Franny was annoyed. "I'm not hungry, Lane —I'm sorry. My gosh. Now, please. You order what you want, why don't you, and I'll eat while you're eating. " Lane craned his neck and caught the waiter's attention. A moment later, he ordered the chicken sandwich and the glass of milk for Franny, and snails, frogs' legs, and a salad for himself. He looked at his wrist-watch when the waiter had gone, and said, "We're supposed to be up at Tenbridge at one-fifteen, one-thirty, incidentally. No later. I told Wally we'd probably stop off for a drink and then maybe we'd all go out to the stadium together in his car.