400 short stories: story 317

story: “The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street” author: Mavis Gallant year: 1963 where: Burj al Salam, Dubai note: reread a line: “Snow, which he tasted, melted on her hands. His gesture of licking snow from her hands was formal as a handshake.” theme(s): Self-delusion, expatriate life, storytelling, loyalty

300 short stories:: story 152

story: The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street author: Mavis Gallant year: 1963, originally; 2002 collection (reprint) where:  mon bureau note: the title of this collection comes from the fact that Gallant wrote these stories in Paris, but they are set in many places a line: “His social compass was out of order because the others couldn't tell Peter …