Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories, Mavis Gallant. Macmillan, 1981. First edition.
Vintage first edition hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket in very good condition; some very light wear to edges. Previous owner's inscription on first page. No other markings inside. Dusty rose boards are clean. Binding is tight. Very nice copy.
“In ‘Home Truths’, Mavis Gallant draws us into the tricky labyrinth of human behaviour, while offering readers her unique, clear-eyed vision of Canadians both at home and abroad. Ranging in time and place from small-town Quebec during the Depression, to Geneva and Paris in the 1950s, to contemporary Vancouver Island, these stories explore the remorseless cruelty of children, the tensions that affect all families, the dangerous but endearing naïveté of young girls in love with Europe, and the terrible distances that divide people who love each other.” - penguin random house