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Escapada / Runaway

by (author) Alice Munro

PRH Grupo Editorial
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Short Stories (single author)
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Uno de los mejores libros del Siglo XXI según el New York Times
Con la mirada profunda y sutil que tanto la caracteriza, Alice Munro nos habla sobre el amor, la traición, el pasado y la experiencia del tiempo.

Escribe sobre mujeres de todas las edades y circunstancias, y sobre sus amigos, amantes, padres e hijos. Sus historias, contadas de una forma cruda, directa y honesta, parecen tan reales como la nuestra.

Desde el relato homónimo, donde descubrimos la historia de una mujer incapaz de abandonar a su marido, hasta los cuentos sobre Juliet y sus complicadas relaciones, Munro va desmenuzando la verdad de cada una de sus heroínas cotidianas. El objetivo no es tanto el de contar su historia sino el de revelar el sentido de sus vidas, una sublimación liberadora o una especie de epifanía mediante la cual se dan cuenta de quiénes son y quiénes han sido.

La crítica ha dicho...

«Millones de palabras han sido derramadas en intentos para desvelar qué significa exactamente ser humano. En Escapada Munro obra este milagro.»

The Times


One of the New York Times’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century


The incomparable Alice Munro's bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises, from the title story about a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband, to three stories about a woman named Juliet and the emotions that complicate the luster of her intimate relationships. In Munro's hands, the people she writes about–women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children–become as vivid as our own neighbors. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own."

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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