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The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
The Shipping News
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743225427 (0743225422)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Pablos czytelnik
Pablos czytelnik rated it
3.5 Annie Proulx - "Kroniki portowe"
Uwielbiam ten film. Widziałem kilka razy, nawet kupiłem swoją kopię na DVD, która potem zaginęła gdzieś u kogoś, kto pożyczył i nie zwrócił. Ale nie wiedziałem, że scenariusz powstał na podstawie książki. Oczywiście musiałem ją przeczytać. A to nie koniec szokujących wiadomości ;) - Annie Proulx jes...
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
5.0 The Shipping News : A Novel
Stunning book.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
1.0 Shipping News: A Novel (Scribner Classics)
Proulx is the author of the short story "Brokeback Mountain" which was made into the film of the same name. I read that short story soon after seeing the movie and remember finding it moving. But Proulx might be one of those authors whose extreme styles are more effective (at least for me) at the sh...
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it
4.0
This is my first Proulx, so I don'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.It covers a couple of years (plus some backstory) in the life of thirty-something Quoyle: a big, lonely, awkward and unattrac...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
1.0
I managed to get through this book but only because I was young enough then to think that I had to finish every book I started. While the prose was pretty and intricate, the story was more depressing than I could enjoy. I've never picked up another Proulx book.
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