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A Fairly Good Time by Mavis Gallant

A Fairly Good Time

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A Fairly Good Time by Mavis Gallant
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Apr 26, 2016 | 400 Pages
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    Apr 26, 2016 | 400 Pages

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    Apr 26, 2016 | 462 Pages

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Praise

“Page after page, sentence after sentence, these novels remind us why Ms. Gallant stands as a master of 20th-century fiction.” —Carmela Ciuraru, The New York Times

“Both in life and on the page, [Gallant] blazed a trail no one since has dared follow.” —Jhumpa Lahiri

“Page by page . . . Mavis Gallant brings to life things beyond analysis. A Fairly Good Time is a very, very good novel.” —R. V. Cassill, Chicago Tribune

“In a sentence she could tilt a situation a few subliminal degrees . . . so that we begin to see her characters from a more compassionate or more satirical position. Gallant’s craft and empathy are always ahead of us.” —Michael Ondaatje

“Gallant never bores; her stories are packed tight with dense, prickly detail…It is part of Gallant’s restless and unsparing rigor to demand that a reader stay interested in every detail only as long as Gallant herself stays interested in them, and not a millisecond longer.” –Amy Gentry, Chicago Tribune 

Praise for A Fairly Good Time

“Page by page…Mavis Gallant brings to life things beyond analysis. A Fairly Good Time is a very, very good novel.” —R. V. Cassill, Chicago Tribune
 
“[Gallant] is a virtuoso of perspective, and this is how she holds together a universe that would otherwise fly apart.” —Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
 
Praise for Green Water, Green Sky

“A subtle, disturbing, beautifully written novel…[Gallant] has with remarkable skill conveyed a sense of the passage of time as it appears to human beings—events that are separated by years seen in juxtaposition, the past often more substantial than the present.” —Constance Pendergast, Saturday Review
 
“Brief, intense and technically dazzling.” —Lisa Allardice, The Guardian

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