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Mavis Gallant and Me; or, Where Are You From?

Like her, I was a Canadian who left Canada. Like her, I wanted to be an unsentimental writer. But I was not Mavis Gallant.

The first time I thought I was leaving my hometown for good, I was eighteen and off to university. I entertained sentimental hopes about becoming an unsentimental writer.

Collected Stories

Montreal StandardStandard

The New Yorker

The New Yorker


Selected Shorts


a nugget,

Home Truths: Selected Canadian Storiestout comme il faut.

Home Truths