Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 376 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: November 26, 2002
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 077103282X
ISBN - 13: 9780771032820
From the Publisher
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 many stories set in Paris, where Gallant
has long lived. Here she writes of expatriates and locals, exile
and homecoming, and of the illusions of youth and age, offering a
kaleidoscopic impression of the world within the world that is
About the Author
Born in Montreal in 1922, Mavis Gallant left a
career as a leading journalist in that city to move to Paris in
1950 to write.
Since that time she has been publishing stories on a regular basis
in The New Yorker, many of which have been anthologized.
Her world-wide reputation has been established by books such as
From the Fifteenth District and Home Truths,
which won the Governor General's Award in 1982. In that same year
she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, becoming a
Companion of the Order in 1993, the year that she published
Across the Bridge and was the recipient of a special
tribute at the Harbourfront International Festival of Authors in
Toronto. In 1996, The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant
was published to universal acclaim. Paris Stories, a
selection edited by Michael Ondaatje, appeared in 2002, and was
followed by the companion volume Montreal Stories, edited
by Russell Banks, in 2004.
Gallant is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of
Arts and Letters, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
She has received several honorary degrees from Canadian
universities and remains a much-sought-after public speaker. In
2001 she became the first winner of the Matt Cohen Award, and in
2002 she won the Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix
and the Rea Award for the Short Story.
She continues to live in Paris.
From the Hardcover edition.
"She stands among the best writers of the century."
"Mavis Gallant's finely honed prose captures the small details that
illuminate a life."
"Mavis Gallant writes some of the most superbly crafted and
perceptive stories of our time."
-Globe and Mail
"Ms. Gallant, who has dared to drift in a disorienting century,
always trusting her own imaginative compass. Her fiction, never
fooled into trying to keep up with history, will last a long
-New York Times Book Review