This article focuses on Alice Munro’s "The Moons of Jupiter," a key work in her oeuvre. The article analyzes the story as a formal, artistic achievement, one which moves from separation, to unity, to separation, thereby providing a cathartic staging of emotion. The article also examines the subtle metafictive sensibility that runs through "Moons" without compromising its mimetic effect and follows its philosophical examination of the power and inadequacy of representation.
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