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Annie Proulx's highly acclaimed, international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.Quoyle is a hapless, hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York. When his no-good wife is killed in a spectacular road accident, Quoyle heads for the land of his forefathers - the remotest corner of far-flung Newfoundland.With `the aunt' and his delinquent daughters - Bunny and Sunshine - in tow, Quoyle finds himself part of an unfolding, exhilarating Atlantic drama. `The Shipping News' is an irresistible comedy of human life and possibility.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01/08/1994 ISBN-13: 9781857022421  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Annie Proulx published her first novel `Postcards' in 1991 at the age of 56. `The Shipping News' won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Prize. Her third novel, `Accordion Crimes', was published in 1996. She is also the author of three short-story collections, `Heart Songs' (1994), `Close Range' (1999) and `Bad Dirt' (2004). `Brokeback Mountain' was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2005. `Fine Just the Way It Is', her third collection of Wyoming short stories, was published in 2008.

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Annie Proulx mixes prose and image to a perfect blend, leaving her stories imprinted on the readers mind, long after you have read the last page.

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I love this book. It's relatively well-known, but it came out a while ago and people forget terrifyingly quickly. A man rediscovering himself in a small, strange, hilarious community. Compassionate, uplifting, elegant.

Nick Harkaway - 25/01/2013

Proulx is a master stylist. Using Anglo-Saxon diction and meter (in the second paragraph, for instance, 'hive-spangled, gut roaring' and 'ham knuckle, buttered spuds'), she heaps up content. Sentence fragments and lists cut away everything grammatical, everything unnecessary. And this is appropriate for a protagonist learning to be a reporter, learning to write newspaper headlines. Quoyle is a fabulous creation, unwanted and unloved in a novel that finally is a love story.

David Vann - 26/09/2013

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