Everything you need to understand or teach "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Alice Munro.
“Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” is a short story by Alice Munro originally published in 2001 in the story collection of the same name. The story follows Johanna Parry, a Scottish immigrant to Canada. She works as a housekeeper and begins a long-distance correspondence with a man named Ken. Ken, however, is unaware of the correspondence, as the letters are being written by Ken’s daughter as a prank. The story explores themes of love, solitude, companionship, friendship, and chance.