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Awards

Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the 1993 National Book Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just deserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons — and the unpredictable forces of nature and society — he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.

Review:

"The Shipping News is alive in every sense of the word...Proulx has George Eliot's gift of loving observation — her vision is wise and generous." The Boston Globe

Review:

"The writing is charged with sardonic wit — alive, funny, a little threatening; packed with brilliantly original images...and, now and then, a sentence that simply takes your breath away." USA Today

Review:

"The Shipping News is that rare creation, a lyric page-turner." Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons — and the unpredictable forces of nature and society — he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.

About the Author

Annie Proulx won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 1993 National Book Award for Fiction, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize for The Shipping News. Her articles and stories appear in many periodicals and anthologies. Ms. Proulx lives in Wyoming and Newfoundland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743225403
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Newfoundland
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1766
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.78x4.14x.98 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743225403 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Shipping News is alive in every sense of the word...Proulx has George Eliot's gift of loving observation — her vision is wise and generous."
"Review" by , "The writing is charged with sardonic wit — alive, funny, a little threatening; packed with brilliantly original images...and, now and then, a sentence that simply takes your breath away."
"Review" by , "The Shipping News is that rare creation, a lyric page-turner."
"Synopsis" by , When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons — and the unpredictable forces of nature and society — he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.

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