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The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx - Hardcover - from Discover Books (SKU: 3443658217)

The Shipping News

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx - Hardcover - from Discover Books (SKU: 3443658217)
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The Shipping News

by E. Annie Proulx

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  • good
  • hardcover
Condition
GOOD
ISBN 10
068419337X
ISBN 13
9780684193373
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Scribner. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

Synopsis

Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News , won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994. The novel centers on Quoyle, a third-rate hack journalist who lives and works in upstate New York. His parents’ commit suicide and his adulterous, abusive wife sells their daughters to a black market adoption agency. When his wife dies in a car accident, his aunt persuades him to retreat to their ancestral home in Newfoundland for a new beginning. There, Quoyle grows in fortitude and emotional strength while learning disturbing secrets about his family’s past. Proulx’s writing is original and startling, a darkly humorous portrait of the unpredictability of human nature.

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Discover Books US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
3443658217
Title
The Shipping News
Author
E. Annie Proulx
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - GOOD
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
068419337X
ISBN 13
9780684193373
Publisher
Scribner
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1993

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