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Queenie

Queenie

Author: Alice Munro
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'Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell slowly: they are made to last' Guardian When her father marries his second wife, Chrissy gets a new step sister. Three years older than her, Queenie is beautiful and kind, someone everybody wants to be friends with. Chrissy worships her. But when Queenie runs away at eighteen, their lives quietly diverge. Joyce Carol Oates has described Alice Munro's work as 'tales of domestic tragicomedy that seemed to open up, as if by magic, into wider, deeper, vaster dimensions.' Queenie is Munro at her subtle, heart-breaking best. 'One of the great short story writers not just of our time but of any time' New York Times Book Review

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An unforgettable masterpiece from the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Reviews

"'Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell slowly: they are made to last' (Guardian) 'One of the great short story writers not just of our time but of any time' (New York Times Book Review) 'Munro changed our sense of what the short story can do as radically as Chekhov... she penetrates in words into the hidden roots of how we choose to live, and why we act' (New Yorker)"

Author description

Alice Munro is the author of thirteen short story collections and one novel. She has won numerous prizes and awards, including the International Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Governor General's Award. She was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. 'Munro changed our sense of what the short story can do as radically as Chekhov ... she penetrates in words into the hidden roots of how we choose to live, and why we act' New Yorker

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General Fields

  • : 9781781253175
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : September 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 64
  • : Alice Munro
  • : Paperback