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Summary Open Secrets Alice Munro ✓ 0 Read & download Download ç Open Secrets ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In these eight tales Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected She tells of vanished schoolgirls and indentured frontier brides and an eccentric recluse who in the cours. Collections of short stories often follow a similar ualitative pattern The best ones are positioned early on and then towards the end there s a couple of rather uninspired fillers Not the case here at all All eight stories are eually inspired and compelling In fact the last story is particularly haunting It s called Vandals and epitomises Munro s method and genius First of all her stories always contain than one story It s like she lets us see her characters from one perspective and then suddenly brings in a new perspective to turn everything on its head In Vandals we are introduced to Bea a rather vain woman who prides herself on her ability to catch the eye of men Bea provides some brilliant insights into sexual relationships especially when she meets a rugged loner of a man and falls for him She would hate to think that she had gone after Ladner because he was rude and testy and slightly savage with the splotch on the side of his face that shone like metal in the sunlight coming through the trees She would hate to think so because wasn t that the way in all the dreary romances some brute gets the woman tingling and then it s goodbye to MrFine and DecentNo she wrote but what she did think and she knew that this was very regressive and bad form what she did think was that some women women like herself might always be on the lookout for an insanity that would contain them For what was living with a man if it wasn t living inside his insanity But this story turns out not to be about Bea and Ladner but about a young girl Alex Ladner befriended when she was a child And when Alex goes to Ladner s home after his death to turn off the water her behaviour is mad until we learn about a side of Ladner Bea has either missed or chosen to overlook Munro is brilliant at unravelling the complex psychology of young women on the verge of decisive decisions In another story Rhea is told by a thoroughly unattractive young man that she is ugly an idea that has never occurred to her before and which magnetises her to this man How else can she contradict this subversive idea Basically every story in this collection contains brilliant writing fabulous insights fully formed worlds and fantastic female characters

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Summary Open Secrets Alice Munro ✓ 0 Read & download Download ç Open Secrets ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook S may end up inspiring another woman who is fleeing a husband and lover in present day CanadaOpen Secrets is a book that dazzles with its faith in language and in life New York Times Book Review. My first Munro A good thing A bad thing I acuired her books before the Nobel Prize pronouncement but only got around to reading them after I m the sort that often needs to be led by the nose like thatI m reiterating a common complaint when I say that reviewing short story collections is difficult but still I thought my luck with finding my way through O Connor s The Complete Stories heralded a new found ability to transition between varying lengths but whereas O Connor drives you into a corner again and again until you either get out or go insane Munro floatsOr slides I found myself looking thorough beginnings and middles and ends trying to orient around what exactly I thought of each wondering if my speed of reading had impacted my understanding than I thought But no it s all there especially here in a story titled The Albanian Virgin We have been very happyI have often felt completely aloneThere is always in this life something to discoverThe days and the years have gone by in some sort of blurOn the whole I am satisfied Most of the people in Munro s world don t know what they want They ll write letters and marry others that they ll most certainly cheat on and live on in a summary after the facts of the matter are through It s not so simple as all that though as here it is my show not tell spiel come back to bite me as Munro leads me through each and every story without ever really giving up the ghost Several oddities of event and character that both entertained and sent my thinking into a frenzy a few literature references that I latched onto like a lighthouse but otherwise I left off each ending with a Well You could look up from your life of the moment and feel the world crackling beyond the walls I d say that they re peaceful but they re not I d say that they re the small town honings as Munro is so often characterized by but it s not or at least is far sedate and uncanny and lush It s that crackle that I m trying to find the words for but have the feeling that it ll take me a few collections to pin it down to the count In the meantime I ll leave behind the idea that the music of Ludovico Einaudi goes a fair way in evoking the same theme of emotion and send you on your way Often these sentences seemed so satisfying to me or so elusive and lovely that I could not help abandoning all the surrounding words and giving myself up to a peculiar state

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Summary Open Secrets Alice Munro ✓ 0 Read & download Download ç Open Secrets ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook E of one surpassingly odd dinner party inadvertently lands herself a wealthy suitor from exotic Australia And Munro shows us how one woman's romantic tale of capture and escape in the high Balkan. 45 starsThis is my sixth volume of Munro stories and she has yet to disappoint me Her stories are as dense and deep as the best of novels In Dear Life it was the themes I fell for here though the characters and plots are very strong it s the sense of place Munro found her own little postage stamp of native soil thank you Mr Faulkner in Carstairs Ontario though not all the stories are restricted to that one placeI was left breathless by the first story Carried Away probably my favorite and devastated by the final one Vandals which could ve turned maudlin but most definitely did not In between we are treated and I do mean treated to the stories of six women many left motherless at a young age some ahead of their time and most of their place in that time The one story I was disconcerted by The Jack Randa Hotel felt out of place to me but I now realize that was probably intentional as Gail is an outsider by deed and by nature Ms Munro you are a genius


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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Please do not cross your arms over your chest stubbornly protesting that you can't read short stories because you aren't

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Alice Munro ✓ 0 Read & download Summary Open Secrets Collections of short stories often follow a similar ualitative pattern The best ones are positioned early on and then towards the end there's a couple of rather uninspired fillers Not the case here at all All eight stories are eually inspired and compelling In fact the last story is particularly haunting It's called Vandals and epitomises Mun

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alice Munro Summary Open Secrets I finished this about a month ago and to be honest don't now remember much about it It struck me as competent and interesting rather than exciting and brilliant I don't know much about Alice Munro and for all I know she might have written much better books and I chose a dud So I'll probably give her another chance further down the line Her ce

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro She's the very devil is Ms MunroWickedThose wordsWords that lodge in a girl's mind and clear a precarious space there with a light buzz around it I'd like to fuck you if you weren't so uglyShe was not ugly She knew she was not ugly How can you ever be sure that you are not ugly?Rhea finds a way to be sure She marries the manSpaceships have LandedOr there's LizaSuch a wicked girl LizaOh she may have turned Christian but

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alice Munro 45 starsThis is my sixth volume of Munro stories and she has yet to disappoint me Her stories are as dense and deep as the best of novels In Dear Life it was the themes I fell for; here though the characters and plots are very strong it's the sense of place Munro found her own little postage stamp of native soil thank you Mr Faulkner in Carstairs Ontario though not all the stories are restricted to that one placeI was

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Alice Munro ✓ 0 Read & download Summary Open Secrets On Tuesday morning while Frances was getting breakfast and Maureen was helping her husband to finish dressing there was a knock at the front door by someone who did not notice or trust the bellI love sentences like that ones that stop me draw me in; ones that introduce define portend Alice Munro can not help herself from writing sentences like that inventing such peopleLike this When Bea spoke of having had a checkered career she was taki

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    Summary Open Secrets (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alice Munro 25 stars I read Dear Life a couple years back and thoroughly enjoyed it so I'd been meaning to read of Munro's work since I picked up a copy of this one in Canada seems fitting when I was there earlier this mont

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alice Munro My first Munro A good thing? A bad thing? I acuired her books before the Nobel Prize pronouncement but only got around to reading them after I'm the sort that often needs to be led by the nose like thatI'm reiterating a common compla

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro These stories are kind of peculiar Very subdued and on the surface often uneventful they're also filled with little details that give a sense of magnitude and richness to their world If you imagine narrative as a path these details are like things clustered closely to the path's sides even spilling over into it giving you a sense of the wid

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    (Open Secrets) [E–book] å Alice Munro Alice Munro ✓ 0 Read & download Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alice Munro I've been meaning to read Alice Munro for a while karen put Canadian authors on my radar as a group with George Elliot Clarke and brian's reviews of her books have been tantalizing Then the gauntlet was thrown down by that sleazy architect loving Blake Well not really but I perceived a gauntlet Architects suckWith the first story I'm hooked Amazing I'm not even done with it yet the very first story butso good A simple

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  • Hardcover
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  • Open Secrets
  • Alice Munro
  • English
  • 02 July 2020
  • 9780679435754