Runaway by Alice Munro
Munro has a superb eye for detail and ears for hearing all the things people can’t say aloud. Runaway is every bit as good as Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Lovership, Marriage. Munroe tells us stories of the most intimate details of the tiny lives of the residents of Canada over the last seventy years.
One part Eudora Welty, one part Carver, one part Margaret Atwood, all masterfully rendered.
I am very eager to read the rest of her work. I expect to learn something quiet and important from every story.