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When two teenage girls fabricate one end of a correspondence, they leave a lonely, unprepossessing housemaid with some sadly misguided ideas. The prank upsets several lives, even if all the pieces don't tip over in the expected directions. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. …mehr
When two teenage girls fabricate one end of a correspondence, they leave a lonely, unprepossessing housemaid with some sadly misguided ideas. The prank upsets several lives, even if all the pieces don't tip over in the expected directions.
Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.
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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of thirteen collections of stories, most recently Dear Life, 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, and in 2013 she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. 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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"Surely Munro's best yet." -The New York Times Book Review "She is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years." -Mona Simpson, The Atlantic Monthly "One of the foremost practitioners of the art of the short story. . . . These tales have the intimacy of a family photo album and the organic feel of real life." -The New York Times "A writer to cherish. . . . The sheer spaciousness of Munro's storytelling, her gift for surprising us with the truth about ourselves, has transcended national boundaries." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "In Munro's hands, as in Chekhov's, a short story is more than big enough to hold the world-and to astonish us, again and again." -Chicago Tribune Praise from fellow writers: "Her work felt revolutionary when I came to it, and it still does." -Jhumpa Lahiri "She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion." -Jonthan Franzen "The authority she brings to the page is just lovely." -Elizabeth Strout "She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive." -Jeffery Eugenides "Alice Munro can move characters through time in a way that no other writer can."-Julian Barnes "She is a short-story writer who...reimagined what a story can do." -Loorie Moore "There's probably no one alive who's better at the craft of the short story." -Jim Shepard "A true master of the form." -Salman Rushdie "A wonderful writer." -Joyce Carol Oates…mehr
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