Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, MarriageHateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Originally published September 24th, 2014
The most impressive Munro book I’ve read so far. Also the most painful, in a way. Her work has gotten even more evocative. And more wrenching. As though you’re undergoing life-saving surgery without anesthetia. I keep picturing a scene from the Jim Carey movie “Man in the Moon” (it’s been years since I watched it so bear with me) where he goes to see an incredibly popular healer to have a tumor removed, and the healer reaches in through Carey’s side and just pulls out a handful of tissue (I won’t add any more details in case you haven’t seen it). That moment, and the expression on Carey’s face, is what this book makes me think of. A sort of stunned gratitude and disbelief.

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