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  • Published: 6 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969267
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Old Boys




The old boys know what matters: power, revenge, love and the failure of love

A group of septuagenarians revive schoolboy conflicts in the election of the President of the Old Boys Association. Jaraby expects to get the job, but he reckons without the bitterness of Nox, who still remembers the humiliations of his school years. And when Jaraby's son gets into trouble with the law, Nox has the perfect stick with which to beat him.
Their powers may be failing but the old boys possess a fierce understanding of the things in life that matter - power, revenge, hatred, love, and the failure of love.
The Old Boys was William Trevor's acclaimed first novel.

  • Published: 6 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969267
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

William Trevor

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland in 1928. He is the author of fourteen much-lauded novels: he won the Whitbread Prize three times and was short-listed for the Booker Prize four times, most recently with The Story of Lucy Gault in 2002. Trevor was widely recognized to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the English language. In 1999, William Trevor received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to literature. He died in 2016.

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