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Afternoon Literary Seminar: A Fairly Good Time, Mavis Gallant

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)
 Afternoon Literary Seminar: A Fairly Good Time, Mavis Gallant

Afternoon Literary Seminar: A Fairly Good Time, Mavis Gallant

A Fairly Good Time, Mavis Gallant

If you’ve never heard of Mavis Gallant, you MUST read this book. Best known for short fiction, this Canadian is hilarious, edgy and ridiculously smart. The New York Times calls A Fairly Good Time “very funny and very frightening.” Set in Paris in the 60s (published in 1970) the novel’s structure is fascinating and its characters unique and boldly memorable. Gallant’s prose takes a deep dive into marriage, women’s liberation and just how odd families are. Gallant will not only reveal her own genius but will give us ample opportunity to understand how the best fiction functions.

A copy of A Fairly Good Time is included in the price of the Seminar and should be picked up at Kepler's (and read) prior to the meeting date.