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Family furnishings : selected stories, 1995-2014
Title:
Family furnishings : selected stories, 1995-2014
ISBN:
9781101874103

9781101872352
Physical Description:
xii, 620 pages ; 25 cm
General Note (Repeatable):
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Contents:
The Love of a good woman -- Jakarta -- The children stay -- My mother's dream -- Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage -- Family furnishings -- Post and beam -- The bear came over the mountain -- The view from Castle Rock -- Working for a living -- Hired girl -- Home -- Runaway -- Soon -- Passion -- Dimensions -- Wood -- Childss play -- Too much happiness -- To reach Japan -- Amundsen -- The train -- The eye -- Dear life.
Abstract:
"From the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature-perhaps our most beloved author-a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994). By all accounts, no Nobel Prize in recent years has garnered the enthusiastic reception that Alice Munro's has, and in its wake, her reputation and readership has skyrocketed worldwide. Now, Family Furnishings will bring us twenty-five of her most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, most of them set in the territory she has so brilliantly made her own: the small towns and flatlands of southwestern Ontario. Sublty honed with the author's hallmark precision, grace, and compassion, these stories illuminate the ordinary but quite extraordinary particularity in the lives of men, women, and children as they discover sex, fall in love, part, quarrel, head out into the unknown, suffer defeat, find a way to be in the world. As the Nobel Prize presentation speech reads in part: "Reading one of Alice Munro's texts is like watching a cat walk across a laid dinner table. A brief short story can often cover decades, summarizing a life, as she moves deftly between different periods. No wonder Alice Munro is often able to say more in thirty pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in three hundred. She is a virtuoso of the elliptical and...the master of the contemporary short story.""-- Provided by publisher.

"A selection of short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author, Alice Munro"-- Provided by publisher.
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Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.