A lonely teenager becomes a sinister presence in a small English coastal town in this compelling character study from William Trevor.

A pretty West Country seaside town is harshly exposed by a young boy’s unnerving curiosity and unwelcome attention. Timothy Gedge is a strangely unsettling 15-year-old loner who spends much of his time watching people, peering in windows and listening to private conversations. His prurient interest, oddly motivated, leaves few people unaffected - and the consequences cannot be ignored.

The Booker Prize 1976
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Bodley Head
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William Trevor

William Trevor

About the Author

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Ireland. He wrote many novels, and was a renowned writer of short stories.
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