Dance of the Happy Shades

Dance of the Happy Shades


Book - 2005
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In the stories that make up Dance of the Happy Shades , the deceptive calm of small-town life is brought memorably to the page, revealing the countryside of Southwestern Ontario to be home to as many small sufferings and unanticipated emotions as any place. This is the book that earned Alice Munro a devoted readership and established her as one of Canada's most beloved writers.

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, Dance of the Happy Shades is Alice Munro's first short story collection.

Publisher: New York, Penguin Canada, 2005, c1968
ISBN: 9780143051435
Branch Call Number: MUN
Characteristics: xvi, 199 p.,20 cm


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Jan 10, 2017

Most of the main characters of each story seem to be really the same one, though with a different name. But they are all pleasant and observant, all quite good, none are exceptionally odd. If pressed for a favourite, I should say 'Red Dress - 1946'.

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