Title: The Shipping News
Author: Proulx, E. Annie
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 1993
Edition: First Edition. Sixth Printing.
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Back of d-j has some indentations. Light wear to bottom of front board. Very small glue residue on back of back board.
Synopsis: 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.