Nettles (Storycuts)

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Random House, Nov 17, 2011 - Fiction - 32 pages
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Childhood friends, whose affectionate relationship suffered an abrupt disruption, are reunited unexpectedly in the home of a mutual acquaintance. Both bear the marks of life's disappointments as they set about renegotiating the terms of their association. When they choose to ignore a weather warning, the two are treated to one last adventure.

Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

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About the author (2011)

Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently Too Much Happiness, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid, and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.

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