Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 2001
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  ALFRED A. KNOPF
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some visible shelf / rub wear. Price clipped from front panel. Looks great in a new custom fitted Archival quality jacket protector.
Book itself is very good. Some light surface wear to boards. Tight binding. Reads perfectly.
In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.
A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical joke. A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her best, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane.