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The Story of Lucy Gault



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Author
Trevor, William
Descriptors
Abandonment
Families
Forgiveness
Historical Fiction
Literate Fiction
Loneliness
Loss
Missing Children
Religions/Religious
Tragedies
Location/Setting:
Europe
Ireland
Time Period:
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
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Summary
The Gaults share an idyllic life on their estate, Lahardane. An arson attempt on their beloved home forces them to make hurried plans to leave Ireland because they are Protestants in a Catholic area of Ireland. Eight-year-old Lucy cannot bear to leave her home and, on the day of the move, hides from her parents setting into motion a series of events with desperate and tragic consequences.
Critique
Author William Trevor grew up as a Protestant in Catholic Ireland. He is a prolific writer of short stories, plays, and novels. His story of the Gaults is a study of a family completely disengaged from life by the longing for forgiveness. Highly recommend.
ISBN
0670031542
  iBistro
# of Pages
228
Published
2002
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Reviewer's Initials: RW KJ


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