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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Anne Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family.

Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives.

Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it’s easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents).

As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph—in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot.

About the Author

Annie Proulx is the acclaimed author of two other novels, Postcards and Accordion Crimes, and two short-story collections, Heart Songs and Other Stories and Close Range. Her books have been translated into twenty languages. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner Award, she lives and writes in Wyoming.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684857916
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Proulx, Annie
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Prouix, Annie
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Shipping
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Newfoundland
Subject:
Newfoundland Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
pulitzer; national book award; pen/faulkner; dos passos prize; o. henry prize; newfoundland; ashley book of knots; brokeback mountain; bird cloud; bad dirt; close range; wyoming; kevin spacey; julianne moore; judy dench; cate blanchett; ang lee; heath led
Subject:
pulitzer; national book award; pen/faulkner; dos passos prize; o. henry prize; newfoundland; ashley book of knots; brokeback mountain; bird cloud; bad dirt; close range; wyoming; kevin spacey; julianne moore; judy dench; cate blanchett; ang lee; heath led
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
81-412
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 20.86 oz

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