The Beggar Maid
The Beggar Maid
Stories of Flo and Rose


"Whether Alice Munro's The Beggar Maid is a collection of stories or a new kind of novel I'm not quite sure, but whatever it is, it's wonderful. The psychological precision...is a delight, and the startling twists -- the unexpected leaps in time, the transformation of familiar characters -- they make the book what books ought to be, a little wild, a little mysterious." -- John Gardner

In this exhilarating series of interweaving stories, Alice Munro re-creates the evolving bond -- one that is both constricting and empowering -- between two women in the coupe of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious of other people's airs, at times dismayingly vulgar. The other is Rose, Flo's stepdaughter, a clumsy, shy girl who somehow-in spite of Flo's ridicule and ghastly warnings -- leaves the small town she grew up in to achieve her own equivocal success in the larger world.

"The stories are absolutely wonderful-every word she writes is interesting." -- Alice Adams

"The best stories of the year." -- The Nation

Title The Beggar Maid
Subtitle Stories of Flo and Rose
Author Alice Munro
Publisher Vintage
Dewey Classification 813.54
Title First Published 07 May 1991
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0679732713
ISBN-13 9780679732716
Publication Date 07 May 1991
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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