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Madame Balashovskaya's Apartment

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In Madame Balashovskaya's Apartment Eugenie Balashovskaya is approaching the end of her life, but her apartment in Paris is very much alive with the -comings and goings of her family and of those she has loved and lost.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 16th 1999 by Turnstone Press (first published 1999)
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Mar 14, 2016 Daniel Kukwa rated it liked it
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I wasn't enjoying the first half of this novel -- I found the writing style a bit too ethereal, and I wasn't fond of any of the characters. Then, as if a switch had been thrown, I suddenly found the characters and their situations fascinating, and I was rooting for a happy ending to a number of their stories. I'm remain ambiguous about the flashback interludes (they seem too short to call them "chapters"), but overall this reading experience ended far more satisfactorily than it began.
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Martha Baillie was born in Toronto, in 1960, and educated in a French-English bilingual school. At seventeen she left for Scotland where she studied history and modern languages (French and Russian) at the University of Edinburgh.

She completed her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Toronto. While at university, Baillie became involved in theatre.

She continued to act after gr
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