Runaway by Alice Munro audiobook

Runaway: Stories

By Alice Munro
Read by Kymberly Dakin

Blackstone Publishing 9781400077915
10.97 Hours Unabridged
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The incomparable Alice Munro’s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about women of all ages and circumstances—and about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In “Passion,” a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers, in a single moment of insight, the limits and lies of passion. Three stories concern a woman named Juliet—in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls’ school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult. In these and other stories, Alice Munro’s understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2006 Audie Award

A 2004 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A 2004 Time Magazine Top 10 Book

One of the 2004 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Winner of the 2005 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book: Canada and the Caribbean

Winner of the 2004 Scotiabank Giller Prize

A 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist

The incomparable Alice Munro’s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about women of all ages and circumstances—and about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In “Passion,” a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers, in a single moment of insight, the limits and lies of passion. Three stories concern a woman named Juliet—in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls’ school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult. In these and other stories, Alice Munro’s understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dakin, who also narrated Munro’s last story collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, works successfully in a narrow band of vocals and tones, grasping that these are stories of voice and of distance, in which motive and outcome often remain mysterious, and in which evenness of delivery is part of the drama of the telling.” AudioFile
“The author continues to perfect her virtuosic formula in these eight short stories, several of which previously appeared in the New Yorker. While her style typifies the traditionally realistic, often domestic genre of that magazine, Munro’s stories are also global, bighearted, and warm…One never knows quite where a Munro story will end, only that it will leave an incandescent trail of psychological insight.” Publishers Weekly
“Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America…Runaway is a marvel.” New York Times Book Review
“Munro’s new story collection will delight fans and convert those who have never before read her work.” Library Journal
“Retrospect and resolution, neither fully comprehended nor ultimately satisfying: such are the territories the masterful Munro explores in her tenth collection…In a word: magnificent.” Kirkus Reviews
Runawaymay very well be the synthesizing work of one of literature’s keenest investigators into the human soul.” USA Today
“The great Alice Munro proves again why short-story writers bow down to her.” Vanity Fair
“As with so many of Munro’s stories, you read to have your premises altered and deepened. Could anything be better?…A beautiful new work.” Los Angeles Times
“She outjoices Joyce and checkmates Chekhov…Each of the stories in Runaway contains enough lived life to fill a typical novel…Her women are heroic. They endure in the mind of the reader.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Alice Munro

Author Bio: Alice Munro

Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven collections of stories and two volumes of selected stories, as well as a novel. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the United States’ National Book Critics Circle Award, the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature, and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English