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¿Quién te crees que eres? / Who Do You Think you are?

by (author) Alice Munro

PRH Grupo Editorial
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Short Stories (single author)
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Lumen recupera una extraordinaria colección de cuentos de Alice Munro, la autora de Mi vida querida y ganadora del Premio Nobel de Literatura, donde la escritora explora el vínculo entre dos mujeres y su evolución a lo largo de los años.

«¿Cómo lo hará Alice Munro? Lo que consigue parece magia». —Sara Mesa

«Munro tiene una mente prodigiosa. Es precisa, natural y cuenta como nadie la interioridad y el fluir de vidas enteras en unas pocas páginas». —Rodrigo Muñoz Avia

«Aprender a sobrevivir, a pesar de la cobardía y la cautela, de los sustos y la aprensión, no es lo mismo que ser desdichado. Y además es interesante». En esta serie de historias entrelazadas, Munro recrea el vínculo entre dos mujeres en el transcurso de casi cuarenta años: la pragmática, desconfiada y a veces un tanto vulgar Flo, y su hijastra, Rose, una chica torpe y tímida pero cuya ambición la empuja a dejar atrás sus raíces y emprender su propio camino. Cuento a cuento, pincelada a pincelada, la gran maestra del relato nos envuelve dentro de una narración que fluye como una novela y a la que consigue dotar de profunda emoción y trascendencia.



Born into the back streets of a small Canadian town, Rose battled incessantly with her practical and shrewd stepmother, Flo, who cowed her with tales of her own past and warnings of the dangerous world outside. But Rose was ambitious - she won a scholarship and left for Toronto where she married Patrick. She was his Beggar Maid, 'meek and voluptuous, with her shy white feet', and he was her knight, content to sit and adore her.

Alice Munro's wonderful collection of stories reads like a novel, following Rose's life as she moves away from her impoverished roots and forges her own path in the world.

About the author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published ten previous books-Dance of the Happy Shades; Lives Of Girls And Women; Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Moons Of Jupiter; The Progress Of Love; Friend of My Youth; Open Secrets; The Love of a Good Woman; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage-as well as Selected Stories, an anthology of stories culled from her dazzling body of work.

During her distinguished career, Munro has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Award in the United Kingdom and, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story.

In Canada, her prize-winning record is so extraordinary-three Governor General's Awards, two Giller Prizes (one of which was for Runaway), the Trillium Book Award, the Jubilee Prize, and the Libris Award, among many others-that it has been ironically suggested that as such a perennial winner, she no longer qualifies for new prizes. Abroad, acclaim continues to pour in. Both Runaway and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada region, and were chosen as one of the Books of the Year by The New York Times.

Alice Munro's stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, as well as in The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, and The Paris Review. She and her husband divide their time between Clinton (in “Alice Munro country”), Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

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