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The Shipping News - Annie Proulx

The Shipping News

Paperback Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9781857022421
Number Of Pages: 368

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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.

′To read The Shipping News is to yearn to be sitting in The Flying Squid Lunchstop, eating Seal Fin curry, watching the icebergs clink together in the bay.′ The Times

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* 'A very impressive achievement. So funny, so full of delights.' Guardian * 'As stark and ruggedly beautiful as the storm-battered coast of Newfoundland itself.' Sunday Telegraph * 'Ambitious and accomplished ... The characterisation is rich, the dialogue both original and convincing.' Alan Massie, Scotsman 'A stunning novel.' Observer 'To read The Shipping News is to yearn to be sitting in The Flying Squid Lunchstop, eating Seal Fin Curry, watching the icebergs clink together in the bay.' The Times

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ISBN: 9781857022421
ISBN-10: 1857022424
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.27

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Annie Proulx

About the Author

Edna Annie Proulx was born on August 22, 1935, in Norwich, Connecticut, the first of George Napoleon Proulx and Lois Nelly Gill Proulx's five children. Proulx's father was the vice president of a textile company. His family had come to the United States from Quebec, Canada. The family often moved to different places in New England and North Carolina because of her father's job. Her mother, a painter, encouraged her to notice everything around her. She was taught to observe the activities of ants and to notice every detail, the feeling of fabrics, and the unique parts of people's faces.

Proulx attended Colby College in Maine briefly in the 1950s but left to work different jobs, including waiting tables and working at the post office. She received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Vermont in 1969 and a master's degree from Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Canada, in 1973. She then began working toward her Ph.D. (an advanced degree beyond a master's degree), but in 1975 she abandoned the idea, thinking she would not be able to find a teaching job. Proulx told Contemporary Authors that she was "wild" during those years. Her third marriage broke up at around the same time. As a result, Proulx became a single parent to her three sons.

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