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Too much happiness

Too much happiness

Munro, Alice

These are dazzling, provocative stories about Svengali men and radical women who outmanoeuvre then, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Alice Munro
ISBN: 0099524295, 9780099524298
Note: Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart; London: Chatto & Windus, 2009.
Physical Description: 303 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Short stories.

Author note

**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature**

Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of thirteen collections of stories, most recentlyDear 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 forThe 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 theNew Yorker, Atlantic Monthly,

Paris Reviewand other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.

She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.

Reviews

"She writes witha beautiful clarity, an elemental humanityand a marvellous, limpid, funny, apprehension of what goes on"
Sunday Telegraph||"Some of the mosthonest, intuitive and exacting fiction, long or short, of our time"
The Times||"Munro'sbold, unflinchingnarratives have taken the short story places many a novelist has feared to tread... That she does this in a style both calm and deliberate, fluid yet tightly controlled,stark yet compassionate, is what makes her insights into the human condition so profound"
Scotsman||"Written with veteran assurance,brimming with intensely believable characters and rich social detail,these dispatches from the most unsparing reaches of Munro's imaginationconfirm her acclaimed place on the highest ground of contemporary fiction"
Sunday Times||"Alice Munro commands enormous respect and almost uncritical adoration from her readers"
Literary Review

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'She writes with a beautiful clarity, an elemental humanity and a marvellous, limpid, funny apprehension of what goes on'Sunday Telegraph

These are dazzling, provocative stories about manipulative men and the women who outwit them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life. Alice Munro's stories surprise and delight, turning lives into art, expanding our world and shedding light on the strange workings of the human heart.

'Some of the most honest, intuitive and exacting fiction, long or short, of our time'The Times

'Munro's bold, unflinching narratives have taken the short story places many a novelist has feared to tread... That she does this in a style both calm and deliberate, fluid yet tightly controlled, stark yet compassionate, is what makes her insights into the human condition so profound'Scotsman

'Written with veteran assurance, brimming with intensely believable characters and rich social detail, these dispatches from the most unsparing reaches of Munro's imagination confirm her acclaimed place on the highest ground of contemporary fiction'Sunday Times