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First published in the March 22, 2004, issue of The New Yorker, “Passion” is a short story by Canadian author Alice Munro. This coming-of-age story is told through the recollections of an older woman named Grace, whose experience in the orbit of a summer fling’s upper-class family changes the course of her life forever. Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 for her exemplary and prolific short story writing.

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