by Mavis GallantThis is a collection of eight short stories, including some favourites like "Bernadette" and "Acceptance of their Ways," and a fascinating short novel called "Its Image on the Mirror," which is otherwise hard to find. Set in a small Quebec town called Allenton and in Montreal, mostly in the war years and the 1950s, "Its Image on the Mirror" tells the story of the Duncan family. The eldest, Jean Price, is the narrator, and the main focus of her attention is her beautiful sister Isobel. Eleven-year-old Poppy Duncan is a minor character, the unhappy daughter of Jean and Isobel's brother Frank, who was killed in England near the end of the war. Poppy is one of the characters who has something in common with Gallant herself. Like Gallant herself, like Linnet Muir (the main character in the six quasi-autobiographical Montreal stories), Poppy has a history of running away from school.
|Title||My Heart is Broken|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
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