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An edition of The Shipping News (1993)

The Shipping News

A Novel

Movie Tie-In Edition; Scribner Paperback Fiction edition (1)
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Language
English
Pages
364

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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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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
2008, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English - printing (1)
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News: A Novel
2001, Scribner Paperback Fiction
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; Scribner Paperback Fiction edition (1)
Cover of: Noeuds et dénouement
Noeuds et dénouement
March 31, 1999, Rivages
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1994, Fourth Estate
Paperback - Paperback edition, 12th printing
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1994, Simon & Schuster
Paperback in English - 1st Touchstone Edition (8)
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1994, Simon & Schuster
Paperback in English - First Touchstone Edition (15)
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1994, Simon & Schuster
Paperback in English - First Touchstone Edition (14)
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1994, Fourth Estate
Paperback in English - 1994 paperback edition (3)
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1993, Charles Scribner's Sons
Paperback in English - printing (4)
Cover of: The Shipping News
The Shipping News
1993, Fourth Estate
Paperback in English - Special Overseas Editon

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Book Details


Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2001

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3566.R697S4 1993

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
364p.
Number of pages
364
Dimensions
6.6 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
Weight
6.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7927394M
Internet Archive
shippingnewsprou00prou
ISBN 10
0743225406
ISBN 13
9780743225403
LC Control Number
92-30315
OCLC/WorldCat
797363609, 989495294
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0743225406
Google
PU3Ca8G6PUgC
Library Thing
3049
Goodreads
227673

Work Description

At thirty-six, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his 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 all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As three generations of his family cobble up new lives, Quoyle confronts his private demons--and the unpredictable forces of nature and society--and begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

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

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Here is an account of a few years in the life of Quoyle, born in Brooklyn and raised in a shuffle of dreary upstate towns.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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