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The Shipping News (Signed by Author) by  E.Annie Proulx - Paperback - Reprint of Special Overseas Edition - 1993 - from Adelaide Booksellers and Biblio.com

The Shipping News (Signed by Author)

by Proulx, E.Annie

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London: Fourth Estate. 1993. Very Good condition. Very minor tape mark to inside of front cover. Signed by author on title page. 337 pages An irresistible comedy of human life and possibillity. Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction . Reprint of Special Overseas Edition. Trade Paperback.

Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News , won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994. The novel centers on Quoyle, a third-rate hack journalist who lives and works in upstate New York. His parents’ commit suicide and his adulterous, abusive wife sells their daughters to a black market adoption agency. When his wife dies in a car accident, his aunt persuades him to retreat to their ancestral home in Newfoundland for a new beginning. There, Quoyle grows in fortitude and emotional strength while learning disturbing secrets about his family’s past. Proulx’s writing is original and startling, a darkly humorous portrait of the unpredictability of human nature.




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