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  • Home Truthsby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    In Home Truths , Mavis Gallant draws us into the tricky labyrinth of human behaviour, while offering readers her unique, clear-eyed vision of Canadians both at home and abroad. Ranging in time and place from small-town Quebec during the Depression, to Geneva and Paris in the 1950s, to contemporary Vancouver Island, these stories explore the remorseless... more...

  • Overhead in a Balloonby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    These twelve stories are set in Paris, Mavis Gallant?s adopted home, a city whose nuances she brings to life through a wide range of characters: squabbling writers, bewildered parents, scheming art dealers, beleaguered tenants, and feckless drifters. An artist?s widow proves more than a match for Sandor Speck, who hopes to make a name for himself with... more...

  • Paris Storiesby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 24.99

    Internationally celebrated, award-winning author Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend: an undisputed master of the short story whose peerless prose captures the range of human experience while evoking time and place with unequalled skill. This new selection of Gallant?s stories, edited by novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje, gathers the best of her... more...

  • The Pegnitz Junctionby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    In these dazzling stories, Mavis Gallant immerses us in the lives of ordinary people swept up in the upheaval and displacement that followed in the wake of the Second World War. A bitter yet stubbornly pragmatic woman prepares for what promises to be another disastrous Christmas with her mother, her aunt, and her would-be-war-hero uncle. Engaged to... more...

  • From The Fifteenth Districtby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    Set in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, the nine stories in this glittering collection reflect on the foibles and dilemmas of human relationships. An English family goes to the south of France for the sake of the father?s health, and to get away from an England of rationing and poverty. A displaced person turned French soldier in Algeria... more...

  • The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallantby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 26.99

    Since 1950, the year that The New Yorker accepted one of her short stories and changed her life, Mavis Gallant has written some of the finest short stories in the English language. In tribute to her extraordinary career this elegant 900-page volume brings together the work of her lifetime. Devoted admirers will find stories they do not know, or stories... more...

  • The Cost of Livingby Mavis Gallant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Mavis Gallant is admired and beloved as one of the masters of the modern short story. Selected from early collections and the New Yorker , where many of the author's stories have appeared over the last fifty years, and with an introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Cost of Living reveals a writer coming into her own. The stories span the first twenty... more...

  • The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallantby Mavis Gallant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    ‘Stories are not chapters of novels. They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant to follow along. Read one. Shut the book. Read something else. Come back later. Stories can wait' Mavis Gallant In 1950, THE NEW YORKER accepted one of Mavis Gallant's short stories for publication and she has since become the one of the most accomplished... more...

  • Going Ashoreby Mavis Gallant; Alberto Manguel

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 21.00

    One of the world?s great short-story writers emerges with a selection of stories from her past, a trove of hidden treasures. Mavis Gallant moved from Montreal to Paris in 1950 to write short stories for a living. Since then she has continued to write, producing a remarkable body of work. In 1993, Robertson Davies said: ?She has written many short... more...

  • The Cost of Livingby Mavis Gallant; Jhumpa Lahiri

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    A New York Review Books Original Mavis Gallant is renowned as one of the great short-story writers of our day. This new gathering of long-unavailable or previously uncollected work presents stories from 1951 to 1971 and shows Gallant's progression from precocious virtuosity, to accomplished artistry, to the expansive innovatory spirit that marks her... more...