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The shipping news, E. Annie Proulx

Label
The shipping news
Title
The shipping news
Statement of responsibility
E. Annie Proulx
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx departs from the darkly fated heroes of Heart Songs and Postcards to explore the cracked-up contemporary American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair ... features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above 70 degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph - in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot. By turns comic and dark, The Shipping News is a celebration of the American genius for storytelling and of E. Annie Proulx's vigorous contribution to the art, and magic, of the contemporary novel
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Title
The shipping news
Creator
Summary
Quoyle retreats to Newfoundland with his daughters after the death of his unfaithful wife. There, as his family begins anew, Quoyle deals with his personal fears
Subject
Genre
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1993.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1994.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1994.
Awards note
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1993.
  • Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1994.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
050856
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
PerformerNote
Kevin Spacey; Julianne Moore; Judi Dench; Cate Blanchett
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
E. Annie Proulx
The shipping news, E. Annie Proulx
Label
The shipping news, E. Annie Proulx
Publication
Copyright
Note
A novel
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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http://content.chilifresh.com/?isbn=9780671510053&upc=&issn=&size=M
Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780671510053
Lccn
92030315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26502801
  • (OCoLC)26502801
  • 394879

Library Locations

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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
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