In the stories that make up Dance of the Happy Shades, the deceptive calm of small-town life is brought memorably to the page, revealing the countryside of Southwestern Ontario to be home to as many small sufferings and unanticipated emotions as any place. This is the book that earned Alice Munro a devoted readership and established her as one of Canada's most beloved writers.
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, Dance of the Happy Shades is Alice Munro's first short story collection.
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Alice Munro's territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. In these dazzling stories she deals with the self-discovery of adolescence, the joys and pains of love and the despair and guilt of those caught in a narrow existence. And in sensitively exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, she makes us aware of the universal nature of their fears, sorrows and aspirations.Product Description:
A collection of fifteen short stories exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, based on the author's childhood in the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. From the author of SOMETHING I'VE BEEN MEANING TO TELL YOU, THEMOONS OF JUPITER and THE BEGGAR MAID.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070440484