Death in Summer

Death in Summer

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
In a dark and atmospheric novel, three tragedies strike one man's household during a stormy summer in the country

Blackwell North Amer
There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, sudden and quite unexpected, leaving her husband Thaddeus haunted by the details of her last afternoon, a drizzling Thursday in June. They had spent it arguing in their comfortable house in the country until Thaddeus reluctantly promised to visit a woman from his past - a promise he had no intention of keeping.
The next death came some weeks later, after Thaddeus's mother-in-law had helped him to interview the young woman who had answered their advertisement for a nanny to look after Letitia's baby. None was suitable - least of all the last one, with her small, sharp features, her shabby clothes that reeked of cigarettes, her badly typed references - so Letitia's mother moved in herself. But then, just as the household was beginning to settle down, the last of the nannies suprisingly returned, her unwelcome arrival heralding the third of the summer tragedies.
William Trevor's new novel is a sypathetic portrait of the sadness and damage that lies at the heart of some lives - both those that are obviously afflicted and those that appear to be blessed.

& Taylor

The author of Felicia's Journey, winner of the 1995 Whitbread Fiction Prize, delivers a dark and atmospheric novel about a trio of tragedies that strikes one man's household during a stormy summer in the country.

Publisher: New York : Viking, [1998]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780670882021
Branch Call Number: FIC Tr 1998
Characteristics: 214 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 26, 2016

Pitch perfect. Trevor's writing just fills me with wonder.

Feb 13, 2014

William Trevor is a master of fiction - and he is now 86 years old ! This is a nice companion to "Love and summer ".


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