Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. A collection of short stories centered around the city of Montreal. Spine intact. Internals clean. Excellent condition.
From the Publisher
"In Gallant's stories, the conflicts, obsessions, and concerns -
the near-impossibility of gaining personal freedom without
inflicting harm on those whom you love and who love you; the
difficulty of forgiving a cruel and selfish parent without
sentimentalizing him; or the pain of failed renewal - are limned
with an affectionate irony and generated by a sincere belief in
their ultimate significance, significance not just for the
characters who embody them, but for the author and, presumably, the
reader as well."
-Russell Banks, from his introduction
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 complexity of the very idea of home is alive in
the stories Gallant has written about Montreal. Montreal
Stories, Russell Banks's new selection from Gallant's work
demonstrates anew the remarkable reach of this writer's singular
art. Among its contents are three previously unpublished stories,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.