A mother and daughter, caged with the internal strife of stifled desires, trapped ambition, and silenced dreams, seeking more in the world beyond home.
"There is a change coming in the lives of girls and women." Del Jordan and her mother long for more outside of their small home town of Jubilee, though they cannot say so, at the risk of inviting the ire of the town. In her distinctive literary style, Munro presents a thought-provoking cycle on two women coping with the claustrophobic habits and norms of small town life competing with their greater ambitions and desires to leave. But do all roads ultimately lead back home?
ALICE MUNRO is a master of the short story format, and has the Nobel prize to prove it. A Canadian literary legend with an awards list as extensive as her list of publsihed works, Munro is the author of sixteen books, including Who Do You Think You Are?, Selected Stories, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, The Love of a Good Woman, and Dance of the Happy Shades. Her stories have been published in a number of literary journals including The New Yorker and the Paris Review. Munro alternates her time between Clinton, Ontario and Comox, British Columbia.