Miss Gomez And The Brethren

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Miss Gomez and the Brethren by William Trevor – a classic early novel from one of the world’s greatest writers

‘Like Rembrandt, Trevor looks long but charitably upon his creations . . . his understanding of human nature is acute’ Sunday Times

Beryl Tuke, whiling time away in the Thistle Arms with gin and cheap romances, and Alban Roche at Bassett’s Petstore are among the street’s dream-ridden survivors. A new arrival, Miss Gomez, on the run from her tragic childhood in Jamaica, now lives for her postal correspondence with the Church of the Brethren of the Way back on the island. No one will believe Miss Gomez when she announces her revelation of a hideous sex crime soon to be committed in Crow Street. That is, until young Prudence Tuke disappears, the police arrive, and the newspapers herald a ‘Sex Crime Prophecy’…

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Miss Gomez and the Brethren by William Trevor – a classic early novel from one of the world’s greatest writers

‘Like Rembrandt, Trevor looks long but charitably upon his creations . . . his understanding of human nature is acute’ Sunday Times

Beryl Tuke, whiling time away in the Thistle Arms with gin and cheap romances, and Alban Roche at Bassett’s Petstore are among the street’s dream-ridden survivors. A new arrival, Miss Gomez, on the run from her tragic childhood in Jamaica, now lives for her postal correspondence with the Church of the Brethren of the Way back on the island. No one will believe Miss Gomez when she announces her revelation of a hideous sex crime soon to be committed in Crow Street. That is, until young Prudence Tuke disappears, the police arrive, and the newspapers herald a ‘Sex Crime Prophecy’…

 

Publisher: Penguin

Paperback

2015

ISBN: 9780241969335