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The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx - Paperback - 16th Printing. - 1994 - from KingChamp Books and Biblio.co.uk

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The Shipping News

by E. Annie Proulx

Condition: Very Good


NY: Tourchstone (Simon & Schuster), 1994. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 16th Printing.. 337 pp. Light crease on bottom corner. Toning on inside cover. Text clean, spine uncreased. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a widower who moves his young daughters to his family's ancestral homeland in Newfoundland. Size: 8vo --8.5 In Tall.

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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