A remarkable early collection of stories by Alice Munro, the bestselling author of Dear Life, and one of the greatest fiction writers of our time.
Alice Munro's stories are miraculous'
‘No one else can – or should be allowed to – write like the great Alice Munro'
‘She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted'
‘Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last'
‘She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive'
"She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted" * Daily Telegraph *
"Munro is so good one gropes for superlatives" * Daily Telegraph *
"Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America" -- Jonathan Franzen
"Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time" -- Margaret Atwood