The Book of Wonders

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Colm Tóibín and Joyce Carol Oates agree that The Book of Wonders is a wonder. Tóibín says that the book contains “Deftly controlled narratives which are, by turns, darkly humorous, teasingly satirical and wickedly erudite.  Oates says the stories are “Richly inventive and deftly executed.”

In these nine stories, Douglas Trevor explores unsettling and comic moments when people lose their bearings, reinvent themselves, or resolve––sometimes haplessly–– to make sense of their lives. In a variety of moods and settings, The Book of Wonders reminds us not only of the struggle to connect, but also of what the most unlikely of people may realize they share.