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Too much happiness : stories

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Ten new short stories from the author tackle a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories, Canadian
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Munro
ISBN: 9780307269768 0307269760
OCLC Number: 316029809
Description: 303 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dimensions --
Fiction --
Wenlock edge --
Deep-holes --
Free radicals --
Face --
Some women --
Child's play --
Wood --
Too much happiness.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Alice Munro.

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Ten new short stories from the author tackle a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy's disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky, a late-nineteenth-century Russian é́migré and mathematician, on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. Here the author renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.

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