9780375703638

The Love of a Good Woman: Stories

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Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
A new collection of short stories by the celebrated writer introduces a rich cast of characters--including a stroke victim who will help a young bride identify the problem at the core of her marriage, a daughter who confronts her father about the open secret of his life, a nurse tending a dying patient, and many others. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. NYT.

Review:
"Munro's short stories...contain whole lives (which should have taken whole novels) in the brief spaces of tales. She is the great describer of quotidian rhythms--food, embarrassment, clothes, ageing, sex, child-bearing and child-rearing....She still sees and records terrestrial dailyness with precision and glitter. But she seems to be looking from further away."

A. S. Byatt, Literary Review, December 1998

 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 210 x 140 mm. Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013 In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart. Time stretches out in some of the stories: a man and a woman look back forty years to the summer they met--the summer, as it turns out, that the true nature of their lives was revealed. In others time is telescoped: a young girl finds in the course of an evening that the mother she adores, and whose fluttery sexuality she hopes to emulate, will not sustain her--she must count on herself. Some choices are made--in a will, in a decision to leave home--with irrevocable and surprising consequences. At other times disaster is courted or barely skirted: when a mother has a startling dream about her baby; when a woman, driving her grandchildren to visit the lakeside haunts of her youth, starts a game that could have dangerous consequences. The rich layering that gives Alice Munro s work so strong a sense of life is particularly apparent in the title story, in which the death of a local optometrist brings an entire town into focus--from the preadolescent boys who find his body, to the man who probably killed him, to the woman who must decide what to do about what she might know. Large, moving, profound--these are stories that extend the limits of fiction. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780375703638

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