The Shipping News
Surprising Transformations Take Place When A Newspaperman's Elderly Aunt And Two Daughters Decide To Move Back To Their Family Home On The Coast Of Newfoundland
Author : E. Annie Proulx
Publisher : Scribner
Published Year : 1994
Edition : 1
Format : Paperback, 352 pages
Language : English
Dimensions : 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)
ISBN : 0671510053
ISBN13 : 9780671510053
When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons — and the unpredictable forces of nature and society — he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.
A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.
Winner of the 1993 National Book Award and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize.