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A Fairly Good Time by Mavis Gallant
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it was amazing

I decided to launch to Gallant's works by reading her novels first, and I don't regret it. Both stories are so different but they leave you a strange sort of sorrow.
What struck me the most, as is also noted in the introduction, are the flashbacks which imprint "the weight of a memory on a page." While it reminds of Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood, there's an odd detachment from the heavy memory, as if the feelings associated with the memory have been exhausted. There are countless brilliant recollections in both the novels.
Despite their darkness, there is wry humor that still manages to make you smile. As for the stories, it is difficult to summarize the plot - the plot is much like our daily lives, the extraordinary lives in the ordinary. All I can say yes, you can't read this book for the "plot", you read it for the evocative experience.
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Reading Progress

July 18, 2017 – Started Reading
July 18, 2017 – Shelved
July 18, 2017 –
page 150
July 25, 2017 –
page 184
July 26, 2017 –
page 206
July 31, 2017 –
page 232
August 8, 2017 –
page 248
August 8, 2017 –
page 277
August 13, 2017 – Finished Reading

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