Overhead in a Balloon

Overhead in a Balloon: Twelve Stories of Paris by Mavis Gallant. 1985 Random House, second printing, 196 pages. Gallant had published 116 short stories in the New Yorker in her lifetime.

Condition: VG/VG.

"To the astonishment of no one except his father and mother, Luc Clairevoie failed the examination that should have propelled him straight into one of the finest schools of engineering in Paris; failed it so disastrously, in fact, that an examiner, who knew someone in the same ministry as Luc's father, confided it was the sort of labor in vain that should be written up."

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