The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel Paperback

The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel Paperback

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"The Story of Lucy Gault . . . once read, will never be forgotten."—The Washington Post Book World

"Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov."—Wall Street Journal


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.