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|Publisher||McClelland and Stewart (First edition), Alfred A. Knopf (First American edition), Vintage (American paperback edition)|
|Pages||335 (First edition), 352|
|ISBN||0-7710-6506-X (First edition), 1-4000-4281-X (First American edition)|
|Preceded by||Vintage Munro|
|Followed by||The View from Castle Rock|
There are eight short stories in the book. Three of the stories ("Chance", "Soon", and "Silence") are about a single character named "Juliet Henderson".
- "Runaway" – a woman is trapped in a bad marriage.
- "Chance" – Juliet takes a train trip which leads to an affair.
- "Soon" – Juliet visits her parents with her child Penelope.
- "Silence" – Juliet hopes for news from her adult estranged daughter Penelope.
- "Passion" – A lonely small town girl flees a passionless relationship with an outsider.
- "Trespasses" – Lauren, a young girl, meets an older woman, Delphine, who is too interested in her.
- "Tricks" – Robin, a lonely girl, lives life alone due to bad luck and misinterpretation.
- "Powers" – Tessa, a psychic girl, leaves town. Her friend finds her years later in a compromised position.
- "Past Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Winners". Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Slate review, with emphasis on the story "Tricks"
- Review in Powells.com
- USA Today review of Runaway; underscores Greek themes in Runaway.