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Cost: $350.00

Miss Gomez and the Brethren

William Trevor


TREVOR, William. Miss Gomez and the Brethren. London: Bodley Head, (1971). Octavo, original purple paper boards, original dust jacket. $350.

First edition, signed by Trevor on the title page.

Trevor's novel follows the story of Miss Gomez, a young Jamaican cleaner. "This is a novel about obsession, about a pervading fear of reality, and the fantasies that are invited in its place." "Because his prose is as plain and natural as daylight, his tremendous achievement seems effortless. Though he shares much of the richness of his countrymen Yeats and Joyce, he avoids their sourness of spirit, and though his vision of the human tragedy can be as dark as that of the Greeks, it is also deeply, though never entirely, comic" (New York Times).

A fine signed copy.

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