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The Story of Lucy Gault
The Story of Lucy Gault | William Trevor
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Dear Readers and Booksellers: If you have not yet experienced the great pleasure of a story by William Trevor, I urge you to read this new novel, and to set it in pride of place in your stores. Because the haunting story of Lucy Gault will not fail to capture you with its mystery, its compassion, and the beauty of its writing. -- Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher, Knopf Canada William Trevor is beloved around the world as one of the finest writers today -- and with just cause: his new novel is a masterpiece of love and loss, and lives suspended in time. Lucy Gault is nine when her parents are faced with the agonizing decision to flee Ireland to be safe from the violence that privilege and Lucys English mother have brought upon them -- or to stay in their home and risk losing it to the threat of arson. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardanes beautiful pastureland, the seashore below pale clay cliffs, and the nameless dog that has become her companion. So she runs away into the nearby woods to convince her parents to stay. Instead, her actions begin the unravelling of her family when they find two bits of her clothing and conclude she has thrown herself into the sea. Now desperate to be rid of the place where their much-loved daughter has died, Captain and Heloise Gault set off to wander restlessly across Europe. In the Lahardane woods, two weeks after the Gaults have gone, the groundskeeper finds the child lying lame and half-dead. He and his wife become Lucys life companions as she keeps a 30-year vigil of love and guilt waiting for her parents return.
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Ardachy
The Story of Lucy Gault | William Trevor
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More #BookCrossing in Beccles #Suffolk.

TrishB Looks lovely 💕 1y
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Ardachy
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The first book I have read by this author and I was impressed. I liked the style of writing and it subtly added to the atmosphere and emotion of the book. The historical context of the book was familiar to me but again is subtly explained without too much detail. It is set mostly in the south of Ireland. I will happily read another book by this author if anyone has any recommendations as to which one.

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Story of Lucy Gault | William Trevor
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Ireland is where I have found myself for stop number 2. #backpackEurope #1001books

BookaholicNatty That sounds absolutely amazing!!!! I hope you are enjoying every moment of it! 1y
JenP Hope you like it! Just posted a quick comment on the 1001 thread you have so I can confirm for the scoreboard. I‘ll delete my comment and your answer once you see it. 1y
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BarbaraBB
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A small, dense story of loss, penance, missed chances. Very tragic. Although the writing is a bit aloof (I wonder if this is the right word) and certainly not dramatic, I felt being drawn into the lives and feelings of the Gaults. #1001books

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