The Shipping News

The Shipping News

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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.

ISBN: 9780684857916

Published Date: May 1, 1999

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

Language: English

Series: Scribner Classics

Page Count: 337

Size: 9.60" l x 6.47" w x 1.15" h