The Progress of Love, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


These dazzling and utterly satisfying stories explore varieties and degrees of love - filial, platonic, sexual, parental and imagined - in the lives of apparently ordinary folk.

In fact, Munro's characters pulse with idiosyncratic life.

Under the polished surface of these unsentimental dispatches from the small-town and rural front lies a strong undertow of violence and sexuality, repressed until something snaps, with extraordinary force in some of the stories, sadly and strangely in others.




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A masterly collection of enjoyable short stories, which read as pared down novels and compress an enormous amount of life and feeling into a few pages.Although they read as naturalistic tales that might almost be anecdotes, they are beautifully crafted stories. My favourite is "The Moon in the Orange Street Skating Rink", which tells a life story, or two, and creates a whole other world. Excellent.

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