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Runaway

Runaway( )
Author: Munro, Alice
ISBN:978-0-09-947225-4
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature**

The matchless Munro makes art out of everyday lives in this exquisite short story collection.

Here are men and women of wildly different times and circumstances, their lives made vividly palpable by the nuance and empathy of Munro's writing. Runaway is about the power and betrayals of love, about lost children, lost chances. There is pain and desolation beneath the surface, like a needle in the heart, which...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.8 x 2.2 cm
Book Weight:0.293 Kilograms
Author Biography
Munro, Alice (Author)
Alice Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario on July 10, 1931. She published her first story, The Dimensions of a Shadow, while a student at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. She left the university in 1951 to get married and start a family. In 1972 she became Writer in Residence at the University of Western Ontario. Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968 and won the Governor General's Award, Canada's highest literary prize. Her other works include Lives of Girls and Women, The View from Castle Rock, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life.

She has received several awards including the Governor General's Award for fiction for Who Do You Think You Are? and The Progress of Love, the Giller Prize for Runaway in 2004, the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime body of work, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. Also, in 2013, her title Dear Life: Stories made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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