Overhead in a balloon: twelve stories of Paris

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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 artist's widow proves more than a match for Sandor Speck, who hopes to make a name for himself with her late husband's paintings. Literary rivals Prism and Grippes, the protégés of a rich, misguided American patron, battle across the years. And in the Magdalena stories, a man is caught in the pull of loyalties between his beautiful first wife from a marriage of political conscience, and the woman he truly loves. Elegant, concise, finely textured, these stories never relax the tension between detachment and compassion, understanding and mystery, memory and truth. With remarkable intelligence and an unfailing eye for the telling detail, Gallant weaves stories of intricate simplicity and spare complexity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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display_description The City of Lights, as seen by one of its greatest citizens and admirers Paris has been inspiring writers for centuries. Its neighborhoods and people make for a never-ending flow of potential stories. Mavis Gallant, Canadian by birth but Parisian since the 1950s, has created an incredibly loving and accomplished tribute to her adoptive home. In this collection, Gallant illustrates the surprising sense of interconnectedness that comes from living in a big city, as characters from one story drift into another, disappearing only to pop up again much later. The book's longest work depicts a wily art dealer looking to revive his business by "discovering" an obscure painter, despite the fact that the artist is both Canadian and no longer living. Other tales depict the experiences of the Pugh family, as its American relatives attempt to connect with their French roots. Overhead in a Balloon weaves together the threads and experiences of a multitude of Parisians, each story suffused with Gallant's feel for detail and atmosphere.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Short stories
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