Madame Balashovskaya's Apartment by Martha BaillieMadame Balashovskaya's Apartment by Martha Baillie

Madame Balashovskaya's Apartment

byMartha Baillie

Paperback | October 15, 1999

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In Madame Balashovskaya's Apartment Eugénie Balashovskaya is approaching the end of her life, but her apartment in Paris is very much alive with the ­comings and goings of her family and of those she has loved and lost.
Martha Baillie was born in Toronto. After studies at the University of Edinburgh and the Sorbonne in Paris, she returned to Toronto where she continued her studies at the University of Toronto, and for a time trained as an actor. It was following a year of extensive travel in Asia in 1982 that Baillie began writing, and had her first p...
Title:Madame Balashovskaya's ApartmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888012357

ISBN - 13:9780888012357


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Eugenie Balashovskaya is an old woman now, looking back on her 90 years of life, mixing memories and dreams with her waking existence. Her own life may be drawing to close, but her Paris apartment is positively brimming with activity. The death of her daughter Rose has brought Eugenie closer to her two grand children. Barbara struggles with her life; Nicholas is satisfied with his, but both seek her comfort and, in their own way, look to her as a source for connection. She tells her stories to a 19-year tenant named Anna, sharing personal experiences of tragedy, love and family in a captivating pastiche of memory, life and death. In Madame Balashovskaya`s Apartment, Martha Baillie spins a wonderful tale that is part retrospective and part mystery.