The Shipping News
Scribner, Dec 1, 2001 - Fiction - 368 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Pulitzer prize for fiction I don't think I would ever have chosen this book for myself, so I'm really glad that my book club did. The first half is so bleak - Quoyle's life is so tiring. I quote from ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karin7 - LibraryThing
It's hard to believe that I'm giving a 5 to a book with so much darkness in it, but it is superbly written, kept me up late at night and there is light at the end of the tunnel. At this age, I almost ... Read full review