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The Shipping News 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.



10 thoughts on “The Shipping News

  1. says:

    This book snuck up on me Tricky tricky It started out interesting enough Proulx s writing style is mesmerizing, almost hypnotic I found the book initially to be a relaxing solace on my commute home after a busy day of work, soley because of its use of language and setting But I h


  2. says:

    Like with almost every other Pulitzer darling, we accompany the protagonist for the entire ride, this one is exceptionally literary in that brave, EveryMan type way This the prototype for the ever ambitious, ever elusive Great semi American Novel in which the elements of clever prose


  3. says:

    My initial review of this book was simply Bullllshiiit , but, um, perhapsexplanation is deserved After a handful of people whose taste I respect raved about this book, I was looking forward to it, and got to page 180 or so before finally admitting This feels like a chore and giving it aw


  4. says:

    So far this is a great read, this book is a little gem Had to get used to the language and the different way of storytelling, but this story, I love it so far Finished it today and what a great book to start 2010 with I loved it Loved the story, the characters, the description of the surroun


  5. says:

    Quoyle A coil of ropeA Flemish flake is a spiral coil of one layer only.It is made on deck, so that it may beWalked on, if necessary.THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTSMuch like that coil of rope, our protagonist, Quoyle, has also been stepped on all his lifeA great damp loaf of a body At six he weighed ei


  6. says:

    This is my first Proulx, so I didn t know if the unusual writing style is typical, or specially chosen for this particular story I hope it s the latter, as it works very well Update I ve now read the collection, Close Range Brokeback Mountain and Other stories, which I reviewed HERE Those stories us


  7. says:

    Ah the Shipping News I remember my heart dropping when I read this book the first time I thought, If this is what people are writing, I am no writer This book is revolutionary in it s use of language She punctuates inventively and her punctuation style gives her sentences a strange movement The book mov


  8. says:

    You know you re in trouble when you pan a Pulitzer prize winner, but pan I must This book bored me to tears Perpetual motion and its status as currently reading on Goodreads together got me through it I didn t care what happened to whom or how it would end, I just wanted it over Amazing the things that pass


  9. says:

    Thankfully negative reviews are somewhat of a rare commodity for me In the case of The Shipping News, it s difficult to find any positives, simply down to Proulx s writing style which I never could grasp hold of, along with dialogue that annoyed the hell out of me The star of the show if there was to be one, is


  10. says:

    Nice novel in which it appears that to some extent you can overcome your past.It s also a nicely constructed piece with this quiet core surrounded by these wild events the apparent sale of the daughters, the past sexual abuse, the horrors of the ancient ancestors, the murder However wild the events, crashing and bu


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About the Author: Annie Proulx

Also published as E Annie ProulxEdna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author Her second novel, The Shipping News 1993 , won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994 Her short story Brokeback Mountain was adapted as an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winning major motion picture released in 2005 Brokeback Mountain received massive c Also published as E Annie ProulxEdna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author Her second novel, The Shipping News 1993 , won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994 Her short story Brokeback Mountain was adapted as an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winning major motion picture released in 2005 Brokeback Mountain received massive critical acclaim and went on to be nominated for a leading eight Academy Awards, winning three of them However, the movie did not win Best Picture, a situation with which Proulx made public her disappointment She won the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction for her first novel, Postcards She has written most of her stories and books simply as Annie Proulx, but has also used the names E Annie Proulx and E.A Proulx