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A FAIRLY GOOD TIME

 (En papel)

MAVIS GALLANT

, 2016
  • Encuadernación: Tapa blanda bolsillo
  • Editorial: THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
  • Lengua: INGLÉS
  • ISBN: 9781590179871
Mavis Gallant's novels are as memorable as her renowned short stories. Full of wit and psychological poignancy, "A Fairly Good Time", here with "Green Water", "Green Sky", encapsulates Gallant s unparalleled skill as a storyteller.

Shirley Perrigny (nee Norrington, then briefly Higgins), the heroine of "A Fairly Good Time", is an original. Derided by the Parisians she lives among and chided by her fellow Canadians, this young widow recently remarried to a French journalist named Philippe is fond of quoting Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis and of using her myopia as a defense against social aggression. As the fixed points in Shirley s life begin to recede Philippe having apparently though not definitively left her freewheeling, makeshift, and self-abnegating ways come to seem an aspect of devotion to her fellow man. Could this unreliable protagonist be the unwitting heroine of her own story?

"Green Water, Green Sky," Gallant's first novel, is a darker tale of the fractured familylife of Bonnie McCarthy, an American divorcee, and her daughter, Flor. Uprooted and unmoored, mother and daughter live like itinerants in Venice, Cannes, and Paris glamorous and dependent. With little hope of escape, Flor attempts to flee this untidy life and the false notes of her mother.

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Datos del libro

  • Editorial: THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
  • Lengua: INGLÉS
  • Encuadernación: Tapa blanda bolsillo
  • ISBN: 9781590179871
  • Año edición: 2016

Resumen

Mavis Gallant's novels are as memorable as her renowned short stories. Full of wit and psychological poignancy, "A Fairly Good Time", here with "Green Water", "Green Sky", encapsulates Gallant s unparalleled skill as a storyteller.

Shirley Perrigny (nee Norrington, then briefly Higgins), the heroine of "A Fairly Good Time", is an original. Derided by the Parisians she lives among and chided by her fellow Canadians, this young widow recently remarried to a French journalist named Philippe is fond of quoting Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis and of using her myopia as a defense against social aggression. As the fixed points in Shirley s life begin to recede Philippe having apparently though not definitively left her freewheeling, makeshift, and self-abnegating ways come to seem an aspect of devotion to her fellow man. Could this unreliable protagonist be the unwitting heroine of her own story?

"Green Water, Green Sky," Gallant's first novel, is a darker tale of the fractured familylife of Bonnie McCarthy, an American divorcee, and her daughter, Flor. Uprooted and unmoored, mother and daughter live like itinerants in Venice, Cannes, and Paris glamorous and dependent. With little hope of escape, Flor attempts to flee this untidy life and the false notes of her mother.

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