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Overhead in a balloon: Stories of Paris by Mavis Gallant - Hardcover - 1985 - from J.H. Gordon Books (SKU: 00134)

Overhead in a balloon: Stories of Paris

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Overhead in a balloon: Stories of Paris

by Mavis Gallant

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0771596871
ISBN 13
9780771596872
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1985. pp.196 Hardcover. VERY GOOD copy, minor shelf wear, clean unmarked interior in VERY GOOD dust jacket, small chips, closed tears and wear to edges of DJ. protected in clear mylar cover.

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Born in Montreal in 1922, Mavis Gallant left a career as a leading journalist in that city to move to Paris in 1950 to write. Since that time she has been publishing stories on a regular basis in The New Yorker , many of which have been anthologized. Her world-wide reputation has been established by books such as From the Fifteenth District and Home Truths , which won the Governor General’s Award in 1982. In that same year she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, becoming a Companion of the Order in 1993, the year that she published Across the Bridge and was the recipient of a special tribute at the Harbourfront International Festival of Authors in Toronto. In 1996, The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant was published to universal acclaim. Paris Stories , a selection edited by Michael Ondaatje, appeared in 2002, and was followed by the companion volume Montreal Stories , edited by Russell Banks, in 2004. Gallant is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has received several honorary degrees from Canadian universities and remains a much-sought-after public speaker. In 2001 she became the first winner of the Matt Cohen Award, and in 2002 she won the Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix and the Rea Award for the Short Story. She continues to live in Paris. From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
J.H. Gordon Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
00134
Title
Overhead in a balloon: Stories of Paris
Author
Mavis Gallant
Format/binding
Hardcover, blue cloth boards
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0771596871
ISBN 13
9780771596872
Publisher
Macmillan Of Canada
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
1985
Keywords
20th century literature, short stories, Paris, fiction, Canadiana,
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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J.H. Gordon Books is a small boutique shop in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada selling general fiction and non-fiction titles, classic literature, Canadiana, history, philosophy and social sciences. We sell both reading copies and collectible books.

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