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Runaway : stories

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This novel tells a] story [of] a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband. In Passion, a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of stunning insight the limits and lies of that mysterious emotion. Three stories are about a woman named Juliet in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls school into a wild  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Munro
OCLC Number: 58386932
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Runaway --
Chance --
Soon --
Silence --
Passion --
Trespasses --
Tricks --
Powers.
Responsibility: Alice Munro.

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[This novel tells a] story [of] a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband. In Passion, a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of stunning insight the limits and lies of that mysterious emotion. Three stories are about a woman named Juliet in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls school into a wild and irresistible love match; in the second she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose life and marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her child, caught, she mistakenly thinks, in the grip of a religious cult, vanishes into an unexplained and profound silence. In the final story, Powers, a young woman with the ability to read the future sets off a chain of events that involves her husband-to-be and a friend in a lifelong pursuit of what such a gift really means, and who really has it. Throughout this compelling collection, [the author's] understanding of the people about whom she writes makes them as vivid as our own neighbors. Here are the infinite betrayals and surprises of love between men and women, between friends, between parents and children that are the stuff of all our lives.-Dust jacket.

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