Fools of fortune takes place on the huge estate of the quintons sheltered from the economic and political travails all around them they are shocked into the real world when one of their workers is ritualistically murdered previously noncommittal the family is thrust into the middle of the struggle . Fools of fortune is a 1990 british romantic drama film directed by pat oconnor and written by michael hirst based on the 1983 novel by irish writer william trevorit depicts a protestant family caught up in the conflict between the british army and the ira during the irish war of independence. Fools of fortune penguin classics william trevor francine prose on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers penguin classics is proud to welcome william trevor irelands 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. Reading fools of fortune i couldnt do away with the feeling that charles dickens had personally taught william trevor the way he must write william trevor measures out misfortune for all his characters with a very generous hand his scrupulous attitude to all the tiny details and his psychological subtleness make his narration especially expressive and convincing. Audience reviews for fools of fortune disjointed film with beautiful locations one of the main problems the film has many is that the lead actor just is not a compelling presence in a story
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