WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
These are beguiling, provocative stories about manipulative men and the women who outwit them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life. Alice Munro's stories surprise and delight, turning lives into art, expanding our world and shedding light on the strange workings of the human heart.
She writes with a beautiful clarity, an elemental humanity and a marvellous, limpid, funny, apprehension of what goes on
Some of the most honest, intuitive and exacting fiction, long or short, of our time
Munro's bold, unflinching narratives have taken the short story places many a novelist has feared to tread... That she does this in a style both calm and deliberate, fluid yet tightly controlled, stark yet compassionate, is what makes her insights into the human condition so profound
Written with veteran assurance, brimming with intensely believable characters and rich social detail, these dispatches from the most unsparing reaches of Munro's imagination confirm her acclaimed place on the highest ground of contemporary fiction
Alice Munro commands enormous respect and almost uncritical adoration from her readers