Carried Away

Carried Away A Selection of Stories - Everyman's Library

Short stories

Hardback (02 Oct 2008) | English

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Synopsis

Set in her native southwest Ontario, they include 'Royal Beatings', in which a young girl, her father and her stepmother release the tension of their circumstances in a ritual of punishment and reconciliation; 'Friend of My Youth', in which a woman comes to understand that her difficult mother is not so very different from herself; and 'The Love of a Good Woman', in which, when an old crime resurfaces, a woman has to choose whether to believe in the man she intends to marry.
Like the World War I soldier of the title story, whose letters from the front to a small-town librarian he doesn't know change her life for ever, Munro's unassuming characters take permanent hold of our imaginations. Her incomparable empathy for the people she writes about, the depth of her understanding of human nature, and the grace and surprise of her narrative add up to a richly layered and capacious fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841593029
Publisher: Everyman
Imprint: Everyman
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 559
Weight: 628g
Height: 134mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 33mm