When this week’s guest, Lynn Coady, won Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize for her book of short stories, Hellgoing, the comparisons to Alice Munro were probably inevitable. So it’s fitting that the story Coady chose for this episode of the podcast is by Munro, and is one Coady says she’s returned to again and again. “Save the Reaper,” from The Love of a Good Woman, is a bit more menacing than the typical Munro story, though it makes us wonder if the menace is there in other Munro stories, too, just less obviously on the surface. We also talk to Coady about her own work, including her most recent novel, Watching You Without Me, and why she decided she wanted to write a book about–and for–middle-aged women.
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