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A superb new collection from one of our best and best-loved writers. Nine stories draw us immediately into that special place known as Alice Munro territory-a place where an unexpected twist of events or a suddenly recaptured memory can illumine the arc of an entire life.
The fate of a strong-minded housekeeper with a "frizz of reddish hair," just entering the dangerous country of old-maidhood, is unintentionally (and deliciously) reversed by a teenaged girl's practical joke. A college student visiting her aunt for the first time and recognizing the family furniture stumbles on a long-hidden secret and its meaning in her own life. An inveterate philanderer finds the tables turned when he puts his wife into an old-age home. A young cancer patient stunned by good news discovers a perfect bridge to her suddenly regained future. A woman recollecting an afternoon's wild lovemaking with a stranger realizes how the memory of that encounter has both changed for her and sustained her through a lifetime.
Men and women are subtly revealed. Personal histories, both complex and simple, unfold in rich detail of circumstance and feeling. "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" provides the deep pleasures and rewards that Alice Munro's large and ever- growing audience has come to expect.
Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001
ISBN Number: 0375413006
ISBN Number 13: 9780375413001
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 142117
Description: Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, with some scuffing and a curl at top edge, no tears, not price clipped. Marked "First Edition" on the title page with no other printings.