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  • A Fairly Good Time: with Green Water, Green Sky

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590179871
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: April 2016
    An NYRB Classics OriginalMavis Gallant’s two novels are as memorable as her many short stories. Full of wit, whim, and psychological poignancy,A Fairly Good Time, here accompanied by Green Water, Green Sky, encapsulates Gallant’s unparalleled skill as a storyteller. Shirley Perrigny (née Norrington, then briefly Higgins), the heroin of A Fairly Good Time, is an original. Derided by the Parisians she lives among and chided by herfellow Canadians, this young, widowed girl—recently remarried to a French journalistnamed Philippe—is fond of quoting from Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis to describe her life and of using her myopia as a defense against social aggression. Asthe fixed points in Shirley’s life begin to recede—Philippe having apparently thoughnot definitively left—her freewheeling, makeshift and self–abnegating ways cometo seem an aspect of devotion to her fellow man. Could the unreliable protagonistbe the unwitting heroine of her own story? Green Water, Green Sky, Gallant’s first novel, is a darker tale of the fractured family life of Bonnie McCarthy, an American divorcée, and her daughter, Flor. Uprooted and unmoored, mother and daughter live like itinerants—in Venice, Cannes, and Paris—glamorous and dependent. From this untidy life and the false notes of her mother, Flor attempts to flee, with little hope of escape.
  • Green Water, Green Sky (Bloomsbury classics)

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780747518587
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    • Published: January 1995
  • Overhead in a Balloon: Twelve Stories of Paris

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394545110
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 1987
    Twelve stories deal with writers, parents, art dealers, tenants, drifters and a manipulative older woman
  • Paris Stories

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $6.95 - $8.00
    Kindle Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170229
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: October 2002
    (New York Review Books Classics). A collection of fifteen of the author's most memorable stories set in Europe and Paris, where Gallant has long lived. Mysterious, funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children and straying saints. Together they compose a secret history, at once intimate and panoramic, of modern times. With an Afterword from the author. 378p.
  • The Collected Stories (Everyman's Library (Cloth))

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $28.80
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101907634
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: August 2016
  • The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590173275
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: September 2009
    (A New York Review Books Original). This new gathering of long unavailable or previously uncollected work presents twenty stories, circa 1951-1971, and shows Gallant's progression from precocious virtuosity, to accomplished artistry, to the expansive, innovative spirit that marks er finest work. The extraordinary title story is about a company of strangers, shipwrecked over a chilly winter in a Parisian hotel and bound to one another by animosity as much as by unexpected love. But largely, Gallant's stories are0at once satirical and lyrical, passionate and skeptical, perfectly calibrated, and in constant motion. 340p.
  • Varieties of Exile

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170601
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: November 2003
    Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine-grained evocation of the quandaries of people who must make their way in the world without any place to call their own. The irreducible complexity of the very idea of home is especially at issue in the stories Gallant has written about Montreal, where she was born, although she has lived in Paris for more than half a century.Varieties of Exile, Russell Banks's extensive new selection from Gallant's work, demonstrates anew the remarkable reach of this writer's singular art. Among its contents are three previously uncollected stories, as well as the celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence about Linnet Muir—stories that are wise, funny, and full of insight into the perils and promise of growing up and breaking loose.

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