Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2014
Duration: 11 hours 1 minutes
The incomparable Alice Munro's bestselling andrapturously acclaimed Runaway is a bookof extraordinary stories about women of all ages and circumstances-and about loveand its infinite betrayals and surprises. The runaway of the title story is ayoung woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In "Passion," a countrygirl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers, in asingle moment of insight, the limits and lies of passion. Three stories concerna woman named Juliet-in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls' schoolinto a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the homeof 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 theseand other stories, Alice Munro's understanding of the people about whom shewrites makes their lives as real as our own.