Runaway

Author(s): Alice Munro

Fiction - Contemporary

This is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The matchless Munro makes art out of everyday lives in this exquisite 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. It is the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2009.

NOBEL PRIZEWINNER 2013

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'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 20041129

'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

Alice Munro is the author of The Beggar Maid (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) a novel and several outstanding collections of stories, including Open Secrets (winner of the WHSmith Literary Award), and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. Her work appears regularly in The New Yorker and she is a winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Prize in her native Canada.

General Fields

  • : 9780099472254
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
  • : January 2006
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : very good
  • : 368
  • : Short stories
  • : Alice Munro