Paris Stories

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Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to the New Yorker for close to fifty years, and undisputed master of the short story whose peerless prose captures the range of human experience while evoking time and place with unequaled skill.

This new collection of fifteen of Gallant's stories, edited and with an introduction by best-selling author Michael Ondaatje, gathers the best of her many stories set all over Europe, all ...

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Overview

Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to the New Yorker for close to fifty years, and undisputed master of the short story whose peerless prose captures the range of human experience while evoking time and place with unequaled skill.

This new collection of fifteen of Gallant's stories, edited and with an introduction by best-selling author Michael Ondaatje, gathers the best of her many stories set all over Europe, all written in Paris where Gallant has long lived.

Mysterious, funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children and straying saints. Together they compose a secret history, at once intimate and panoramic, of modern times.

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Editorial Reviews

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“She stands among the best writers of the century.”
Canadian Forum

“Mavis Gallant’s finely honed prose captures the small details that illuminate a life.”
Publishers Weekly

“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 time.”
New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786154883
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/6/2007
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal in 1922 and worked as a journalist at The Standard before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction. After traveling extensively, she settled in Paris, where she still resides. She was first published in the New Yorker in 1951.

Lorna Raver has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her readings of The Lodger and I Am Madame X. She is also an award-winning actress who has appeared on stage and in such television shows as NYPD Blue.

Lorna Raver has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her readings of The Lodger and I Am Madame X. She is also an award-winning actress who has appeared on stage and in such television shows as NYPD Blue.

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