Runaway (Paperback)
  • Runaway (Paperback)

Runaway (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/02/2006
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**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 makes these stories more powerful and compelling than anything she has written before.

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2009.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099472254
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

Munro is one of my all-time favourite writers. She seems to really see people, like a mind reader who knows what her characters are thinking before they do do, and tells their stories with simplicity and empathy. -- Natasha Lunn * Red *
Runaway is so good I don't want to talk about it. Quotation can't do the book justice, and neither can synopsis. The way to do it justice is to read it. Read Munro! Read Munro! -- Jonathan Franzen * New York Times Book Review *
Millions of words have been spilt in attempts to tell us exactly what it means to be human. In Runaway, Munro performs that very miracle * The Times *
A beautiful, echoing collection, and a demonstration of perfected and unflinching form -- Ali Smith * Scotsman *
These stories are breathtaking - they leave you winded with their toughness and brilliance -- Helen Simpson * Guardian *

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“a little let down”

Beautifully written, very easy to read.

However, I just wanted more from the short stories.

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A book of short stories which beautifully portray the essance of humanity. Timeless scenarios are plaued out in haunting exactness of reality. With characters, places and situations which anyone can relate or respond... More

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Alice Munro writes with such clarity - these are beautifully crafted stories. Following Juliet through three episodes of her life was incredibly poignant, especially as a mother. A must read.

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