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Cheating at Canasta by William Trevor
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Nov 03, 14

bookshelves: ireland, short-stories, literary-fiction
Read in June, 2010

Trevor received a lot of acclaim for this short story collection, but I didn't particularly enjoy it. He's a strong writer, but his stories have a sense of confused omniscience - the reader is given the perspective of all of the major characters, and the switches back and forth can sometimes be disorienting. My favorite piece was "Bravado," and I would have liked the story better if it had stayed in the ending perspective for the entire piece. Perhaps it's just a matter of taste.
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