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The Shipping News by  E. Annie PROULX - Signed First Edition - 1994 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 430499)

The Shipping News

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The Shipping News

by PROULX, E. Annie

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London: Fourth Estate, 1994. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First English edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper and fine wraparound band. Signed by the author. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and basis for the 2001 Lasse Hallström film of the same name starring Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench, and Cate Blanchett.

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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book dealer
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
430499
Title
The Shipping News
Author
PROULX, E. Annie
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Fourth Estate
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1994
Keywords
BooksIntoFilm, NBAFiction, PulitzerFiction

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Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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