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The Shipping News by  E. Annie Proulx - Signed First Edition - 1993 - from Carpetbagger Books, IOBA (SKU: 6312)

The Shipping News

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The Shipping News

by Proulx, E. Annie

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ISBN 10
068419337X
ISBN 13
9780684193373
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New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Proulx on the title page. Fine in a Fine jacket, unclipped ($20.00). Quarter blue cloth with light green paper on the boards. Square and firmly bound, clean internally. Proulx's National Book Award- an Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about "the cracked-up contemporary American family.

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
Carpetbagger Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
6312
Title
The Shipping News
Author
Proulx, E. Annie
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
068419337X
ISBN 13
9780684193373
Publisher
Charles Scribner's & Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1993
Keywords
American Literature, Contemporary Fiction, 20th Century Literature

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