Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Author(s): Alice Munro
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2007
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100131377
Released: Nov 09, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792752066
Narrator/s: Kymberly Dakin
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A superb new collection from one of our best and best-loved writers. Nine stories draw us immediately into that special place known as Alice Munro territory-a place where an unexpected twist of events or a suddenly recaptured memory can illumine the arc of an entire life. Men and women are subtly revealed. Personal histories, both complex and simple, unfold in rich detail of circumstance and feeling. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage provides the deep pleasures and rewards that Alice Munro's large and ever-growing audience has come to expect.

Professional reviews

"Alice Munro is a wickedly acute observer of human behavior, and she pretty much owns the short story form. In the first of these, in which two adolescent girls play a cruel epistolary trick on Johanna, a spinster housekeeper, it is almost unbearable to look so steadily at their unkindness, knowing that it comes from a probably universal terror that the "promise" of being young and pretty and juicy is in fact no promise at all, that loneliness and dead ends can happen to anybody. Not to Johanna in this case, though; this story is a brilliant and satisfying play on the law of unintended consequences. The rest of the collection, Munro's ninth, is equally strong and surprising. Kymberly Dakin brings a delicate wisdom to the readings, just what the text deserves and requires, which is the highest possible praise. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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