Green Water Green Sky Through the eyes of four observers this novel tells the story of the relationship between a mother Bonnie and her daughter Flor With Venice and Paris as a backdrop the frailty of the emotions tha

  • Title: Green Water, Green Sky
  • Author: Mavis Gallant
  • ISBN: 9780747518587
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Through the eyes of four observers, this novel tells the story of the relationship between a mother, Bonnie, and her daughter, Flor With Venice and Paris as a backdrop, the frailty of the emotions that connect the characters is exposed through Flor s decline into insanity.

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    1. Mavis Gallant

      Canadian journalist and fiction writer In her twenties, Gallant worked as a reporter for the Montreal Standard She left journalism in 1950 to pursue fiction writing To that end, always needing autonomy and privacy, she moved to France.In 1981, Gallant was honoured by her native country and made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to literature That same year she also received the Governor General s Award for literature for her collection of stories, Home Truths In 1983 84, she returned to Canada as the University of Toronto s writer in residence In 1991 Queen s University awarded her an honorary LL.D In 1993 she was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada.In 1989, Gallant was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters In 2000, she won the Matt Cohen Prize, and in 2002 the Rea Award for the Short Story The O Henry Prize Stories of 2003 was dedicated to her In 2004, Gallant was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship.With Alice Munro, Gallant was one of a few Canadian authors whose works regularly appeared in The New Yorker Many of Gallant s stories had debuted in the magazine before subsequently being published in a collection.Although she maintained her Canadian citizenship, Gallant continued to live in Paris, France since the 1950s On November 8, 2006, Mavis Gallant received the Prix Athanase David from the government of her native province of Quebec She was the first author writing in English to receive this award in its 38 years of existence.

    886 thoughts on “Green Water, Green Sky”

    1. He did not know how to bring her back, or even if he wanted to, now. He had loved her; an inherent taste for exaggeration led him to believe he had worshipped her. She might have evaded him along another route, in drinking, or a crank religion, or playing bridge; it would have been the same betrayal. He was the only person she had trusted. The only journey she could make, in whatever direction, was away from him.Difficult first novel from Gallant, a novel of unsettled Americans contriving to mak [...]

    2. Green Water Green Sky published in 1960 is an interesting novel but one, I’m fairly sure, might not have seen the light of day nearly sixty years later. I could be wrong though because of Gallant’s oeuvre of short stories published by the New Yorker. It is a look at one young woman’s descent into madness or as it says on the unusual jacket cover - someone who is not there.The book is made up of four parts. In the first section we see Florence, young and very pretty, from the point of view [...]

    3. The recent of death of Mavis Gallant, a Canadian writer who spent most of her life living in France, inspired me to read something of what she wrote. This short novel is a good introduction to her writing and I may have to try some of her short stories. The story is all about Bonnie and her daughter Florence seen through the eyes of several other characters. Bonnie is extremely self-serving and narcissistic. Flo.ering on the edges of sanity. Gallant magically detailed August in ParisI could feel [...]

    4. In what is essentially a novel told in four short stories, Gallant introduces Florence McCarthy from four points of view, beginning with George, who is seven years old, half her age when the story opens in Venice. George is just discovering how he feels about the people in his life, including Flo, who seems hard to grasp. He returns in the last installment, a young college man finding his feet and remembering Flo and their first meeting in Venice.Bonnie McCarthy, Flo’s mother, moved her small [...]

    5. I picked up this book because two of my favorite authors cited Mavis Gallant as one of their favorite authors. I can see why. The language is beautiful. The cities live as characters - Cannes, Paris, Venice. The characters are complex and infuriating, and so very human. My only complaint has more to do with me than the book. I am not good at navigating too many subtexts in a social situation, and this book is rife with them. What is said is only the very tip of the surface of what is going on, w [...]

    6. I think it's the characterization that doesn't sit well with me in this one. It seems somehow insufficient for a novel, although it would be just fine if this had been published as four separate shorts. The four perspectives don't give us any advantage in our attempt to identify with Flor, the protagonist, or any other character for that matter. Perhaps Gallant didn't mean for us to identify with anyone, but it is awfully hard to care about these characters or what their story might have to offe [...]

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