Author(s): Mavis Gallant
In her sweeping portraits of human nature against a backdrop of Europe in the second half of the last century, Mavis Gallant has become the most accomplished and respected short story writer of her time. An expatriate herself, her stories deal with exile, displacement, of love and of estranged emotions, but are never conventional. This collection of fifty-two stories, written between 1953 and 1995, is timeless, to be savoured and re-read.
Published for the first time in paperback, the collected short stories of a remarkable writer
'Gallant is one of the great short-story writers of our time' Michael Ondaatje 'Gallant is funny, exacting and stern - in fact, an old fashioned moralist ... luminescent, subtle and lasting, Gallant's chronicles of internal and external exile are a fitting tribute to a diasporic century' Guardian
Mavis Gallant was born in Montral and has lived in Paris for many years. She has written eleven books, including GREEN WATER, GREEN SKY, her first novel, and PARIS NOTEBOOKS: ESSAYS AND REVIEWS. Her latest collection of stories was ACROSS THE BRIDGE.