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												Overhead in a Balloon: Twelve Stories of Paris by  Mavis Gallant
	 - 1st Edition
			 - 1987
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Overhead in a Balloon: Twelve Stories of Paris

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Overhead in a Balloon: Twelve Stories of Paris

by Gallant, Mavis

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ISBN 10
0394545117
ISBN 13
9780394545110
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Random House, 1987. First edition stated with RH's customary edition statement. Navy spine, blue boards, gilt titles. Book very good half-plus with hint of warping to text block but no other discernible flaws. DJ very good with small piece of cellotape stuck to top of back panel, mild rubbing. 196 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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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’s Inventory #
15987
Title
Overhead in a Balloon: Twelve Stories of Paris
Author
Gallant, Mavis
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394545117
ISBN 13
9780394545110
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1987
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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