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Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 64
Subject: Fiction


Alice Munro

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

9781781253175 (17 Oct 2013)

About the book

'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

About the author

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


The greatest living short story writer

- A. S. Byatt

A true master of the form

- Salman Rushdie

Among the major writers of English fiction of our time

- Margaret Atwood

She has taken an art form, the short story ... and she has cultivated it almost to perfection

- Peter Englund, Nobel Committee for Literature

Some of the most honest, intuitive and exacting fiction, long or short, of our time

- The Times

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 64
Subject: Fiction

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