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I, like so many, worshipped Alice Munro. Then her daughter wrote to me about how, as a child, she was let down by every adult in her life

Alice Munro was draped in secrets and lies much like her fictional characters.

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Andrea Munro

Andrea Skinner, Alice Munro’s youngest of three daughters in Port Hope on July 5, 2024.聽


It鈥檚 hard to overstate how much Alice Munro mattered to Canadians long before her 2013 Nobel Prize.

For decades worldwide she was considered unique, a kind of literary motherboard, a self-assembled machine sending out a long chain of precious stones in the form of perfect stories about private lives. We read what the machine produced but we didn鈥檛 know how she did it.

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Heather Mallick

Heather Mallick is a B次元官网网址-based columnist covering current affairs for the Star. Follow her on Twitter: .

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