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The Shipping News By Annie Proulx - Book Review(ish)

Published by Scribner Book Company (first published ) Jac I just finished reading The Shipping News for the second time, and it is still .. It covers a couple of years (plus some backstory) in the life of thirty-something Quoyle: a big.

Shipping News by Proulx

Here we are, on only page This is the kind of life that Quoyle has been living. Not really living. Quoyle is the type of person that life happens to. In this life, in the matter of a couple of days he loses his parents, his wife leaves and sells their children into slavery and she dies in a car wreck. The aunt felt a hot pang.

In the late summer of , I went for a week-long vacation to a lake cabin in northern Minnesota. Before going, I bit the bullet and forced myself to buy a few Pulitzer prize-winning novels that I'd been procrastinating about reading. One of those was The Shipping News. I'm a person who generally balks at having anything to do with something that's supposed to be good for me. This book was obviously something that a lot of somebodies felt I should read.

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The redemption of a book, probably, lies in its widespread reading and acceptance by discerning public. I wonder what would the behaviour of books be if they had voices like human beings and somebody dinned into them with a messianic zeal that the purpose of their existence is to find their own redemeption? I mean, lying on bookshelves, unable to move, helpless, anxious with a desire for their own nirvana they would probably scream at their owners to be read. I am happy that books dont have voices real or imaginary , for if they really had, I think my house would have been worse than a fishmarket and I probably would have been one of the most shouted at person around. Even the limited collection that I have with me are so under read that a bibiliothical babel would have been an inevitable outcome.

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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. 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. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Must redeem within 90 days.

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