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Episode 4 of 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 November 2012

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Pride, an old man remembers his past and a friendship that might have grown in other circumstances.

The reader is Garrick Hagan
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

  • Music details

    Piano Trio in d, Op.49: 2. Andante Con Moto Tranquillo by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Beaux Arts Trio - from the album Dvorak / Mendelssohn: Piano Trios (Philips)


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