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  • Published: 10 January 1997
  • ISBN: 9780099741312
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Progress of Love


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These dazzling and utterly satisfying stories explore varieties and degrees of love - filial, platonic, sexual, parental and imagined - in the lives of apparently ordinary folk. In fact, Munro's characters pulse with idiosyncratic life. Under the polished surface of these unsentimental dispatches from the small-town and rural front lies a strong undertow of violence and sexuality, repressed until something snaps, with extraordinary force in some of the stories, sadly and strangely in others.

These dazzling and utterly satisfying stories explore varieties and degrees of love - filial, platonic, sexual, parental and imagined - in the lives of apparently ordinary folk. In fact, Munro's characters pulse with idiosyncratic life. Under the polished surface of these unsentimental dispatches from the small-town and rural front lies a strong undertow of violence and sexuality, repressed until something snaps, with extraordinary force in some of the stories, sadly and strangely in others.

  • Pub date: 10 January 1997
  • ISBN: 9780099741312
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

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