At thirty-six, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife gets her just desserts. He retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast

At thirty-six, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife gets 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 all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As three generations of his family cobble up new lives, Quoyle confronts his private demons -- and the unpredictable forces of nature and society -- and begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 25/09/14
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Ha scritto il 14/12/13
Beautiful
The writing was first class. I did at times want a little more action, but it was a pleasure to read. The images of Newfoundland were lyrically created and I believed the characters and all their foibles. A book to remember although not always easy t ...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/02/13
What is most compelling about The Shipping News and what really struck a chord for me when reading the novel is the unusual stylistic approach Proulx adopts when including in her narrative difficult topics such as incest, infidelity, and abus ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 22/12/11
It's the third time I write this review... It's a beautiful book! Now I'm through with reviews.
Ha scritto il 09/02/10
I find this book very very hard to review, as I found it so relaxing, so "real", so familiar that it would be like talking about a family member, someone you maybe don't meet too often but you can always feel comfortable with, somebody you can always ...Continua

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