WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013
A ny occasions notable e book
A Washington post notable Work of Fiction
A perfect guide of the yr: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV club
In story after story in this good new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the second a person is forever altered by way of an opportunity come upon, an action not taken, or a easy coincidence. Her characters are wrong and fully human: a soldier returning from battle and averting his fiancée, a rich woman identifying whether to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mom and her disregarded children, a guilt-ridden father, a younger teacher jilted through her organization. Illumined with the aid of Munro’s unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with sudden turns. And whereas most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even nearer to dwelling: an dazzling suite of 4 autobiographical tales deals an unprecedented glimpse into Munro’s own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of imaginative and prescient and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, dear existence presentations how unusual, perilous, and extra special abnormal lifestyles can be.