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Paris Stories:

by Mavis Gallant

|November 26, 2002

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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…

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Internationally celebrated as among the finest stories written in English today, Mavis Gallant's fiction offers a penetrating and powerful vision of contemporary human relationships in Europe and North America. The Moslem Wife and Other Stories brings together…

Montreal Stories

by Mavis Gallant

|January 27, 2004

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“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…

Home Truths

by Mavis Gallant

|November 13, 2001

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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…

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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…

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In the stories that make up In Transit, internationally acclaimed writer Mavis Gallant describes with elegant and scrupulous precision-and a discerning eye for telling detail-the quirks of human nature and the limits of human compassion. A host of remarkably…

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A new collection of stories by Mavis Gallant is always a major publishing event. For this is the writer who–like Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro–has made Canadian short stories a presence on the world literary scene, and on our bestseller lists. In…

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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…

The Pegnitz Junction

by Mavis Gallant

|September 17, 2002

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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…

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"Meticulously constructed … timeless and unforgettable…" —Jane Urquhart In the stories that make up In Transit, internationally acclaimed writer Mavis Gallant describes with elegant and scrupulous precision-and a discerning eye for telling…

Rencontres fortuites

by Mavis Gallant

|September 20, 2010

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arg1-9782757819159.html L?un des plus grands ?crivains canadiens contemporains, compar?e ? Alice Munro, acclam?e par la critique, encens?e par Michael Ondaatje.   Shirley Norrington, jeune Canadienne excentrique et ing?nue, se prom?ne dans le Paris des…

Going Ashore

by Mavis Gallant

|April 6, 2010

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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,…