William Trevor's writing is direct and evocative, like a collision of a young James Joyce and V.S. Naipaul. Many of the stories are more like vignettes, portraits of a moment that are full of character and mood rather than plot movement, so the collection is not light going, but is well worthwhile.
I kept waiting for something to indicate why these stories were in the same book. They didn't flow from one to another in any way. Also there isn't enough indication that one story has ended and another is about to start, so if you weren't paying close attention, you miss both the conclusion of the last stoy and the opening of the current one. Also, I got confused as to why the current story doesn't seem to meld with the story in I had been following.
I think that perhaps short stories work better for me on the page rather than on audio book.
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