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Fools of Fortune

The movie Fools of Fortune was based on the book Fools of Fortune.

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The movie was released in 1990. More information on the movie is available on IMDb.

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Book details for Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune was written by William Trevor. The book was published in 1983 by Penguin Classics. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

William Trevor also wrote Felicia's Journey (1994).

 

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“To my mind Trevor's best novel and a very fine one.” —Graham Greene Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor—“Ireland's answer to Chekhov” (The Boston Globe) and “one of the best writers of our era” (Th... Read More
“To my mind Trevor's best novel and a very fine one.” —Graham Greene

Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor—“Ireland's answer to Chekhov” (The Boston Globe) and “one of the best writers of our era” (The Washington Post)—to our distinguished list of literary masters. In this award-winning novel, an informer's body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans set fire to the family home, and only young Willie and his mother escape alive. Fatherless, Willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother's bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie is unable to leave the terrible injuries of the past behind.