Ebook Montreal Stories The Better Free Mavis Gallant Margot Dionne Angèle Dubeau

  • 23 May 2016
  • admin
Book Info: Audiobook, unabridged Book's Category: "Short Stories"
Montreal Stories
.
Date of Publication: May 9th 2007 by Rattling Books (first published 2004) Book Stars: 3.94 of 5 stars
Language of Book: English Author's Name:
Original EBook Title: Montreal Stories Rating:
64 ratings

E-Book Description:

Montreal Stories
unabridged audio edition
by Mavis Gallant
Narrated by Margot Dionne
This collection of short stories was selected by Russell Banks and printed in Canada by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. in 2004 under the title Montreal Stories and simultaneously in the United States by The New York Review of Books under the title Varieties of Exile. Thirteen of the fifteen sto Montreal Stories
unabridged audio edition
by Mavis Gallant
Narrated by Margot Dionne
This collection of short stories was selected by Russell Banks and printed in Canada by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. in 2004 under the title Montreal Stories and simultaneously in the United States by The New York Review of Books under the title Varieties of Exile. Thirteen of the fifteen stories first appeared in The New Yorker. The exceptions are "1933" which originally appeared as "Déclassé" in Mademoiselle and "The Fenton Child".
The Fenton Child / The End of the World / New Year's Eve / The Doctor / Voices Lost in Snow / In Youth is Pleasure / Between Zero and One / Varieties of Exile / 1933 / The Chosen Husband / From Cloud to Cloud / Florida / Let it Pass / In a War / The Concert Party
TELEMAN, Twelve Fantasias for violin without bass performed by Angèle Dubeau, CD # FL 2 3048 Courtesy of Groupe Analekta Inc.
Winner AudioFile Earphones Award

Audio Reviews:
From AudioFile Magazine:
To call the families in these 15 stories dysfunctional would be an understatement. Gallant's characters are misplaced even in location--not French, British, or American, they always seem uncomfortable in their surroundings. The tension can be heard in Margot Dionne's smooth narration, conveying frustration without the contrivance of stilted accents. Gallant (who has lived in Paris since 1951) deftly conveys innocence through the child's or grown child's perspective. The first story, "The Fenton Child," immediately grips listeners, and the rest of the book doesn't release its choke hold. Various stories focus on the same characters, but these aren't cyclical and at times contradict previous relationships (again, perhaps part of the total sense of displacement). Listening to Dionne's voice, you almost forget this isn't her own life she's describing. R.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Praise for Mavis Gallant
"One of our era's masters of the short story."
Harpers
"Gallant's subject is the comic opera of character...Before we know it she will have circled a person, captured a voice, revealed a whole manner of a life in the way a character avoids an issue or discusses a dress."
Michael Ondaatje


Categories: