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How Margaret Atwood and the literary world is reacting to the revelations by Alice Munro’s daughter

Atwood was a friend of Munro, and told the Star she was “shocked” when she learned about the abuse.

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Andrea Skinner, daughter of celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro, revealed details of her abuse at the hands of her step-father.


Revelations that Nobel laureate聽Alice Munro聽was aware her husband had sexually abused her daughter but didn’t act on that knowledge have surprised the literary world and cast a devastating shadow over the Canadian author’s iconic work.

In a story and first-person essay for the Star over the weekend,聽Andrea Skinner revealed that her stepfather,聽Gerald Fremlin, had started sexually abusing her when she was nine years old.

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Andy Takagi

Andy Takagi is a B次元官网网址-based general assignment reporter for the Star. Reach him via email: atakagi@thestar.ca

Ghada Alsharif

Ghada Alsharif is a B次元官网网址-based work and wealth reporter for the Star. Reach Ghada via email: galsharif@torstar.ca.

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