Mavis Gallant’s “The Chosen Husband” (1985)


In the previous story, Berthe and Marie were six and four years old, but now they are twenty-two and twenty, when the Carette family is moving house once again. Having moved around the same neighbourhood every few seasons, they and their mother are signing a two-year lease for the

Mavis Gallant’s “The Chosen Husband” (1985)2020-04-20T18:10:25-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “A Report”


On an over-cold winter morning, I was travelling northward on the subway, weary and thinking that I might rather sit than read, when I pulled out In Transit and recognized a familiar figure in the first few lines of this story: it’d  been ages since I’d caught a glimpse

Mavis Gallant’s “A Report”2020-01-29T11:37:44-05:00

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On Monday night, the winner of the Giller Prize was announced. When I was a younger reader, I believed there was a perfect alchemical wonder which was suitably rewarded as a winner from a shortlist of contenders for a literary prize; when I grew up, I realized that there

On Longlists and Linked Story Collections2019-11-20T12:32:06-05:00
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