The Story of Lucy Gault

The Story of Lucy Gault

Book - 2002
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The stunning novel from highly acclaimed author William Trevor is a brilliant, subtle, and moving story of love, guilt, and forgiveness. The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane's inhabitants for the rest of their lives.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002
New York : Penguin Books, 2003, 2002
ISBN: 9780670031542
0670031542
9780142003312
Branch Call Number: FICTION TREVO...W
Characteristics: 227 pages ; 22 cm

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macierules
May 04, 2015

I love Irish writers. William Trevor is outstanding. Lovely, haunting prose.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 30, 2014

William Trevor is a writer whose prose is exquisitely astute and who always manages to get to the lonely, aching part of the reader’s soul. In his newest novel, he has illuminated an act of childish rebellion that reverberates down through the lives of an Irish family. They seem unable to move beyond the calamity. I turned the pages with trepidation and hope, waiting for one of them to move from loss to salvation.

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AnamCara
Nov 22, 2007

A sad but good story.

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