This is a quote from the the collection of short stories called Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro.
Have you read this any short stories from Alice Munro? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!
If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
Dance of the Happy Shades – Summary
Here is the book summary:
Alice Munro’s territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. In these dazzling stories she deals with the self-discovery of adolescence, the joys and pains of love and the despair and guilt of those caught in a narrow existence. And in sensitively exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, she makes us aware of the universal nature of their fears, sorrows and aspirations.
Copyright © 1968 by Alice Munro.