William Trevor relates the events of one long summer, when a dangerously reckless attachment evokes a storm of passion in a small Irish town.
What tragedy turned O'Neill's hotel from a plush establishment into a dingy house of disrepute? William Trevor sends Mrs Eckdorf to investigate.
A professional photographer comes to Dublin convinced that a tragic and beautiful tale lies behind the facade of a crumbling hotel. As Mrs Eckdorf investigates her wild theory, determined to uncover and photograph an imagined tragedy, the reader instead discovers a host of unique and vivid characters who frequent the hotel, as they reveal their real hopes, dreams and poignant disappointments to the elderly, deaf-mute owner.
About the AuthorWilliam Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Ireland. He wrote many novels, and was a renowned writer of short stories.