Love and Summer by William Trevor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Love and Summer is a very well-written story, where the dialogue and simple description steal the show. The way in which Trevor sets up issues and slowly reveals their backgrounds and solutions is subtle and understated, lacking in drama, and thus transforming his literature into a deepening look at a time period and personal journey through ideas rather than schlock. It all fits together in a sound package that I quite liked, however, if you are looking for a thrilling page-turner, this book wouldn't be for you.
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