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A fairly good time, with green water, green sky, Mavis Gallant ; introduction by Peter Orner

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A fairly good time, with green water, green sky
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A fairly good time, with green water, green sky
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Mavis Gallant ; introduction by Peter Orner
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"An NYRB Classics Original Mavis Gallant's two novels are as memorable as her many short stories. Full of wit, whim, and psychological poignancy, A Fairly Good Time, here accompanied by Green Water, Green Sky, encapsulates Gallant's unparalleled skill as a storyteller. Shirley Perrigny (nee Norrington, then briefly Higgins), the heroin of A Fairly Good Time, is an original. Derided by the Parisians she lives among and chided by her fellow Canadians, this young, widowed girl recently remarried to a French journalist named Philippe is fond of quoting from Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis to describe her life 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 the 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 family life 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. From this untidy life and the false notes of her mother, Flor attempts to flee, with little hope of escape"--
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In A fairly good time, Shirley Perrigny, disdained by the Parisians, lives among and is chided by her fellow Canadians. This young, widowed girl recently remarried to a French journalist named Philippe is fond of quoting from Jane Austen and Kingsley Amis to describe her life 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 the unreliable protagonist be the unwitting heroine of her own story? In Green water, green sky we peer into the fractured family life of Bonnie McCarthy, an American divorcee, and her daughter, Flor. Uprooted and unmoored, mother and daughter live like nomads--in Venice, Cannes, and Paris--glamorous and dependent. Eventually Flor attempts to flee from this untidy life and the false notes of her mother.
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New York Review Books Classics
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adult
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A fairly good time, with green water, green sky, Mavis Gallant ; introduction by Peter Orner
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A fairly good time -- Green water, green sky
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931860314
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21 cm.
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xiv, 376 pages
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9781590179871
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2015040639
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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40026189934
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(OCoLC)931860314
Label
A fairly good time, with green water, green sky, Mavis Gallant ; introduction by Peter Orner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A fairly good time -- Green water, green sky
Control code
931860314
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9781590179871
Lccn
2015040639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026189934
System control number
(OCoLC)931860314

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