Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: May 3, 2011
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771084684
ISBN - 13: 9780771084683
From the Publisher
This is the book about one of the world's great authors,
Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories
For almost thirty years Robert Thacker has been researching this
book, steeping himself in Alice Munro's life and work, working with
her co-operation to make it complete. The result is a feast of
information for Alice Munro's admirers everywhere.
By following "the parallel tracks" of Alice Munro's life and Alice
Munro's texts, he gives a thorough and revealing account of both
her life and work. "There is always a starting point in reality,"
she once said of her stories, and this book reveals just how often
her stories spring from her life.
The book is chronological, starting with her pioneer ancestors, but
with special attention paid to her parents and to her early days
growing up poor in Wingham. Then all of her life stages - the
marriage to Jim Munro, the move to Vancouver, then to Victoria to
start the bookstore, the three daughters, the divorce, the return
to Huron County, and the new life with Gerry Fremlin - leading to
the triumphs as, story by story, book by book, she gains fame
around the world, until rumours of a Nobel Prize circulate . .
From the Hardcover edition.