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The Shipping News (First Edition) by  E. Annie Proulx - First Edition - 1993 - from Royal Books, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

The Shipping News (First Edition)

by Proulx, E. Annie

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. The author's most celebrated novel, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and basis for the 2001 film, starring Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey. Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small owner name to the front endpaper, with light fading to the top and bottom of the board edges. Jacket has light fading to the spine and a magnetic safety strip to the verso.


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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