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Broken Homes by William Trevor

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The story portrays the harrowing desecration of an octogenarian's home by two homeless teenagers, a boy and a girl, who have been sent over on a refurbishing mission by a well-intentioned social agency. The story's title faintly suggests the allegorical theme: the socially deprived victimizing the physically helpless.

"Broken Homes" by William Trevor.  From William Trevor: The Collected Stories.  Copyright © 1992 by William Trevor.  Used by permission of Sterling Lord Literistic.


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