Short stories by William Trevor


Listing 5 stories.

Battling poverty, a brilliant but undiscovered statue maker and his pregnant wife try to raise funds for a headstone engraving apprenticeship.

On the way home from an unexpected outing, a young auto-mechanic accidentally hits a little girl — he keeps driving. No one knows he did this, but from then on he must grapple with his own guilt and the girl's mother.

A married woman in London starts an affair with another married man. Together they contemplate her history and the murder that drove a wedge between her and her husband years ago.

After being hired to paint the house of an old crippling man, two young painters become wary of the woman living there, who they believe to be abusive towards the old man.

A motherless young girl sent to boarding school by her single father is rattled by two women who begin to appear in her life in strange ways.