BY Alice Munro
Book Information1/1/0/CA/MS/2004/c40,000  •  236x161x32  •  662  •  Nobel'13  •  Giller Prize'04

"Runway" was published on September 25, 2004 by McClelland and Stewart's Douglas Gibson Books. The American version, 100,000 first printing copies, was published about two months later on November 14 by Alfred Knopf. For the jacket design, Munro once again chose a piece of work by Mary Pratt after her "Wedding Dress" for "Friend of My Youth". The book won the 2004 Giller Prize, Munro's second and last having won it first in 1998 for "The Love of a Good Woman".

This is the first Canadian edition first printing with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, reflecting the correct price of $34.99. The book is bound in cream board and has no topstain.  The copyright page should have a complete number line: "1 2 3 4 5 6 08 07 06 05 04". 

This book is not particularly rare and a VG copy can be purchased at eBay or abebooks at about $50. This is a NF copy with a NF dust jacket and a NF book that is tight and clean. 
There are no official signed first editions but you can find signed copies of this edition. Munro's signature is rather simple, so caveat emptor.

* Thacker, Robert. (2011). Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, A Biography. Random House.


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