From the Publisher
An international literary event: Ten new stories from a beloved and
This stunning collection of new stories demonstrates once again why
Alice Munro is celebrated as a pre-eminent master of the short
story. While some of the stories are traditional, set in "Alice
Munro Country" in Ontario or in B.C., dealing with ordinary women's
lives, others have a new, sharper edge. They involve child murders,
strange sex, and a terrifying home invasion. By way of astonishing
variety, the title story, set in Victorian Europe, follows the last
journey from France to Sweden of a famous Russian mathematician.
This daring, superb collection proves that Alice Munro will always
From the Jacket
"One of the great mysteries of Alice Munro's genius as a writer of
short stories is just how she manages to cause her readers to feel
closer to the characters she creates than they do to certain
members of their own family."
- Jane Urquhart
"Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer
now working in North America…. Read Munro! Read Munro!"
- Jonathan Franzen, New York Times Book Review
"The living writer most likely to be read in a hundred
- Atlantic Monthly
"Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction
writer now writing in North America. Read Munro! Read Munro!"
- New York Times
"When reading her work it is difficult to remember why the
novel was ever invented."
- The Times
"Cynthia Ozick has said of Munro that she is our Chekhov…But
she is our Flaubert, too. We couldn't ask for more."
- Globe and Mail
"She brings as much depth, wisdom and precision to every story
as most novelists bring to a lifetime of novels."
- Man Booker International Prize Jury
Dimensions: 320 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 0.79 in
Published: December 19, 2011
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771065299
ISBN - 13: 9780771065293