Alice Munro--Canada's greatest short story writer--creates women's narratives full of silent female knowledge, secrecy, and fascination with local gossip and scandal. This first full-length study of Munro's work explores the appeal of her fictional depictions of small-town Canadian life with their precise attention to social surfaces.
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