About Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story
A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection
With hardly any notice, foolish and plain housekeeper Johanna flees her employer and sets off to find the man she’s fallen in love with. Little does she know that her correspondence with him has been a complete fabrication, a cruel teenager’s idea of a practical joke. So, who will Johanna find when she steps off her train with the household furniture in tow?
Alice Munro is the universally celebrated master of the contemporary short story, the Chekhov of our time. Nowhere are her powers better on display than in this exquisitely crafted story exploring the wonderful and unexpected places where love, or the illusion of it, can lead. This selection is the title story of Munro’s acclaimed collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and the basis of the 2013 film, Hateship Loveship.
Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been… More about Alice Munro
Praise for Alice Munro and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage:
Winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature “Surely Munro’s best yet.” –The New York Times Book Review
“She is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years.” –Mona Simpson, The Atlantic Monthly
“One of the foremost practitioners of the art of the short story. . . . These tales have the intimacy of a family photo album and the organic feel of real life.” –The New York Times
“A writer to cherish. . . . The sheer spaciousness of Munro’s storytelling, her gift for surprising us with the truth about ourselves, has transcended national boundaries.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review
“There’s probably no one alive who’s better at the craft of the short story.” —Jim Shepard