Excellent collection of early stories from Alice Munro in which senses and incidents – usually domestic and unremarkable – are described and shot through with details which, often as not, give a real emotive kick up the backside. In describing situations and behaviours, Munro evokes huge feelings of sadness or disquiet, but at all times, humanity shines through. These stories are at once delicate and robust and reward close reading and reflection.
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