Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" (novelette, senility, non-genre, free)

It's a decently readable story, but I find the subject of senility depressing.

Story summary.

An old woman who's losing her wits is put in some kind of old age care home by her husband of 50 years. It's mostly about his depressing visits to see her periodically, her growing fondness for another man at the place, & the complicated relations that develop between the two couples.

Fact sheet.

First published: The New Yorker, 27 December 1999.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Alice Munro.