William Trevor relates the events of one long summer, when a dangerously reckless attachment evokes a storm of passion in a small Irish town.
An Irish country girl marries in haste, but finds an escape from her loveless marriage in William Trevor’s haunting and evocative tale.
Young, ingenuous Mary Louise Dallon, fearful of being trapped in her parents’ cramped farmhouse, cannot resist the limited attractions of the nearby small town. She marries into it, only to discover a despair and desolation from which her sheltered girlhood had protected her. When she is rescued, it is not by a stalwart lover but by a bespectacled boy in poor health who reads her Turgenev in a deserted country churchyard.
About the AuthorWilliam Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Ireland. He wrote many novels, and was a renowned writer of short stories.