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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

Felicia's Journey: A Novel

By William Trevor
Book Details
  • Author: William Trevor
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Edition: Reprint
"Perfectly executed and chilling... a sad and oddly moving tale of lost opportunities and misplaced hopes.""--The New York Times

"Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov."--Wall Street Journal

Felicia is unmarried, pregnant, and penniless. She steals away from a small Irish town and drifts through the industrial English Midlands, searching for the boyfriend who left her. Instead she meets up with the fat, fiftyish, unfailingly reasonable Mr. Hilditch, who is looking for a new friend to join the five other girls in his Memory Lane. But the strange, sad, terrifying tricks of chance unravel both his and Felicia's delusions in a story that will magnetize fans of Alfred Hitchcock and Ruth Rendell even as it resonates with William Trevor's own "impeccable strength and piercing profundity" (The Washington Post Book World).

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