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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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Calyre
Calyre rated it
Quoyle restait incapable de saisir l'actualité, n'avait aucun sens du détail. Il avait peur de tout, à l'exception d'une quinzaine de verbes. Avec un instinct fatal pour l'utilisation erronée du passif.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 The Shipping News (Proulx)
"Outside, an hour later, Quoyle at his fire, the aunt taking things out of the food box; eggs, a crushed bag of bread, butter, jam. Sunshine crowded against the aunt, her hands following, seizing packets. The child unwrapped the butter, the aunt spread it with a piece of broken wood for a knife, sti...
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...
All about me
All about me rated it
1.0 The Shipping News
Didn't like it. Didn't like the characters. Didn't like the pace of the plot. Thought the writing style was contrived.
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
5.0 The Shipping News : A Novel
Stunning book.
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