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The Shipping News

By Annie Proulx

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| Softcover | 9780671510053

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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 Continue

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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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Provare

    questo libro è lento, farraginoso
    come camminare in montagna, in vista
    di un rifugio
    ma è : magico
    Pochi confermeranno, questo

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    linodigia said on Apr 17, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    il giusto , ma non scontato happy end

    Un libro di non facile lettura.La narrazione lenta, priva di azione, a tratti risulta soporifera.Tuttavia il finale riscatta non solo il protagonista, votato a un inevitabile "abissamento", ma la storia stessa, che comunque coinvolge il lettore.

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    Francy said on Apr 4, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    La storia molto bella e intensa,il protagonista che ti entra subito dentro e ammiri per la sua tenacia di fronte alle avversità della vita, i personaggi di contorno belli e ben caratterizzati e la splendida ambientazione rendono questa lettura molto ...(continue)


    La storia molto bella e intensa,il protagonista che ti entra subito dentro e ammiri per la sua tenacia di fronte alle avversità della vita, i personaggi di contorno belli e ben caratterizzati e la splendida ambientazione rendono questa lettura molto interessante.

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    A-Man-118 said on Mar 17, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    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 ...(continue)

    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 to read as the story did move very slowly.

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    Liz4211 said on Dec 14, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Esta novela me gustó mucho.
    Es un libro que te hace creer en las segundas oportunidades.
    El protagonista, después de perder a su mujer, marcha junto a sus dos hijas a las lejanas tierras de Terranova.
    Allí, con la ayuda de una tía, buscará trabajo en ...(continue)

    Esta novela me gustó mucho.
    Es un libro que te hace creer en las segundas oportunidades.
    El protagonista, después de perder a su mujer, marcha junto a sus dos hijas a las lejanas tierras de Terranova.
    Allí, con la ayuda de una tía, buscará trabajo en un periódico local e intentará rehacer su vida.
    Lo más interesante de esta obra es el ambiente local en la que se desarrolla, y las curiosas personalidades de la zona.
    Muy recomendable.

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    mancusso73 said on Apr 13, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    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 ...(continue)

    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 abuse.

    Notoriously hard issues to write about, yet she does it with a pragmatic and humorous tone. She maintains throughout that the characters are not, and will never be, victims – they refuse to be destroyed or defined by what happened to them. Instead they live, learn and make the best of their tragic situations...

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