The view from Castle Rock

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On a clear day, you could see ‘America’ from Edinburgh’s Castle Rock – or so said Alice Munro’s great-great-great-grandfather, James Laidlaw, when he had taken drink. This is the story of those Ettrick shepherds and their descendants, among them the author herself.

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Description

Alice Munro turns to her family for inspiration; and what follows is a fictionalised, brilliantly imagined version of the past.

‘One of my very favourite writers’ Claire Tomalin

From her ancestors’ view from Edinburgh’s Castle Rock in the eighteenth century to her parents’ thwarted ambitions in Ontario, and her own awakening in 1950s Canada, Munro effortlessly weaves fact and myth to create an epic story of past and present, proving that fiction has much to tell us about life.

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2009

Additional information

Weight 0.293 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

349

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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