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The Shipping News

by Annie Proulx

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on The Shipping News


May 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.


On My Bookshelf by Nicci French...
I have never met anyone who has read E Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News and not fallen in love with it. It has an odd cast of characters, awkward, bruised, unnoticed and failed. Without a drop of sentimentality, it is a miracle of storytelling.’


The Lovereading view...

This novel has become a modern classic and deservedly so. Telling the story of  Quoyle, who on the death of his wife moves the farthest reaches of Newfoundland. Tear and laughter abound in this story of a man trying to piece his life back together in the harsh but beautiful backdrop of Newfoundland. If you have yet to discover the joys of this novel rush and buy your copy now.

The Shipping News Synopsis

Annie Proulx's highly acclaimed, international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Quoyle is a hapless, hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York. When his no-good wife is killed in a spectacular road accident, Quoyle heads for the land of his forefathers -- the remotest corner of far-flung Newfoundland.

With 'the aunt' and his delinquent daughters -- Bunny and Sunshine -- in tow, Quoyle finds himself part of an unfolding, exhilarating Atlantic drama. 'The Shipping News' is an irresistible comedy of human life and possibility.

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ISBN: 9781857022421
Publication date: 01/08/1994
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857022421
Publication date: 1st August 1994
Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel The Shipping News and the story collection Close Range. Her many honours include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award. Her story Brokeback Mountain, which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. She lives in Seattle

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