The Cost of Living

The Cost of Living Image

“A New York Review Books Original

Mavis Gallant is renowned as one of the great short-story writers of our day. This new gathering of long-unavailable or previously uncollected work presents stories from 1951 to 1971 and shows Gallant's progression from precocious virtuosity, to accomplished artistry, to the expansive innovatory spirit that marks her finest work. 

"Madeleine's Birthday," the first of Gallant's many stories to be published in The New Yorker, pairs off a disaffected teenager, abandoned by her social-climbing mother, with a complacent middle-aged suburban housewife, in a subtly poignant comedy of miscommunication that reveals both characters to be equally adrift. "The Cost of Living," the extraordinary title story, is about a company of strangers, shipwrecked over a chilly winter in a Parisian hotel and bound to one another by animosity as much as by unexpected love. 

Set in Paris, New York, the Riviera, and Montreal and full of scrupulously observed characters ranging from freebooters and malingerers to runaway children and fashion models, Gallant's stories are at once satirical and lyrical, passionate and skeptical, perfectly calibrated and in constant motion, brilliantly capturing the fatal untidiness of life.

Details e-Book The Cost of Living

🗸 Author(s):
🗸 Title: The Cost of Living
🗸 Rating : from 5 stars ( reviews)
🗸 Format ebook: PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Audio, HTML and MOBI
🗸 Supported Devices: Android, iOS, MacOS, PC and Amazon Kindle

What do I get?

✓ Read as many eBooks you want!
✓ Secure Scanned. No Virus Detected
✓ Thousands of eBooks to choose from - Hottest new releases
✓ Click it and Read it! - no waiting to read eBooks, it's instant!
✓ Keep reading your favorite eBooks over and over!
✓ It works anywhere in the world!
✓ No late fees or fixed contracts - cancel anytime!

Readers' opinions about The Cost of Living by Mavis Gallant & Jhumpa Lahiri

I must confess, this book made me shed tears like never before. The themes of love, loss, and resilience struck a chord with my soul. It was an emotional journey I'm grateful to have taken.

I'm already planning to reread this book. It's one of those stories that you can revisit again and again, discovering new layers of meaning each time.

The world created in this book was unlike anything I've ever encountered. The author's imagination knows no bounds, and I was completely mesmerized by the fantastical setting.

More by Mavis Gallant & Jhumpa Lahiri

Related eBook The Cost of Living

Atomic Habits by James Clear Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury & Bruce Patton Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara Hidden Potential by Adam Grant The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Traction by Gino Wickman Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin Limitless Expanded Edition by Jim Kwik The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Start with Why by Simon Sinek Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Third Edition by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler & Emily Gregory The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan & Dr. Benjamin Hardy Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute Hábitos atómicos (Latino neutro) by James Clear Good to Great by Jim Collins Be the Unicorn by William Vanderbloemen The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires by Brian Tracy The First Rule of Mastery by Michael Gervais, PhD Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick M. Lencioni Infectious by Achim Nowak The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication by John C. Maxwell Dare to Lead by Brené Brown The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone You2 by Price Pritchett Think Again by Adam Grant The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Design Social Change by Lesley-Ann Noel & Stanford Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition by Kim Scott Do It Today by Darius Foroux The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated by Jack Stack & Bo Burlingham Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough & John Helyar The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Indistractable by Nir Eyal Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition by Bob Burg & John David Mann Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker Give and Take by Adam Grant Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis & Bing West Row the Boat by Jon Gordon & P.J. Fleck Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman & Mark C. Winters Change Your Paradigm, Change Your Life by Bob Proctor