Customer Review – “Moving”
Runaway” is a collection of short stories written by Alice Monroe- sharing a common theme.
Some of the stories in this collection are better than others, some are more matriculant and ripe than others, but i found it difficult to stay indifferent to Monroe’s ability to authentically portray human weakness. She displays (with talent) feminine circumstances which were typical to in the mid 20th century but are still relevant today.
Runaway Stories – Publishers Summary
The stories in this collection are about women of all ages and circumstances. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In another, a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of insight the limits and lies of passion.
Three stories concern the same woman – in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls’ school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult.
In these and other stories, Alice Munro’s understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.
- Written by: Alice Munro
- Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
- Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
- Format: Unabridged
©2004 Alice Munro; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America