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Runaway: Detailed Summary & Analysis
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Brief Biography of Alice Munro
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- Full Title: Runaway
- Where Written: Clinton, Ontario, Canada
- When Published: 2004
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Short Story, Fiction, Southern Ontario Gothic
- Setting: Rural Canada
- Climax: Flora appears at Sylvia’s house when Clark is there in the middle of the night.
- Antagonist: Clark
- Point of View: Third Person Omniscient
Extra Credit for Runaway
Rewriting. Alice Munro is known for rewriting and republishing her stories several times over. She revised her story Wood 30 years after it was first published, although she rewrote both Passion and Save The Reaper in the same years they were first published.
Legacy. Munro’s oldest daughter Sheila wrote a memoir about her family titled Lives And Mothers: Growing Up With Alice Munro, which depicts Alice Munro as fostering a warm and loving family life for her children, though Sheila also touches on the pressures of having to make one’s own life while having such a successful and famous mother.