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  • Published: 15 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780099273776
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Dance of the Happy Shades



2021 sees all of Alice Munro's backlist reissued in a new, modern look. These editions will appeal to a broad range of literary readers

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

Alice Munro's territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. In these dazzling stories she deals with the self-discovery of adolescence, the joys and pains of love and the despair and guilt of those caught in a narrow existence. And in sensitively exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, she makes us aware of the universal nature of their fears, sorrows and aspirations.

  • Published: 15 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780099273776
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

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Praise for Dance of the Happy Shades

The finest writer of short stories working in the English language today

The Times

The greatest living short story writer

A. S. Byatt, Sunday Times

A remarkable writer whose major characters emerge in shining clarity... A major talent is at work here

Los Angeles Times

Munro's power of analysis, of sensations and thoughts is almost Proustian in its sureness

New Statesman

Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last

Observer

The particular brilliance of Alice Munro is that in range and depth her short stories are almost novels

Daily Telegraph

Virginia Woolf described George Eliot as one of the few writers 'for grown-up people.' The same might today, and with equal justice, be said of Alice Munro

New York Times Book Review

She is our Chekhov, and is going to outlast most of her contemporaries

Cynthia Ozick

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