June 1, 1994
June 1, 1994
Surprising transformations take place when a newspaperman's elderly aunt and two daughters decide to move back to their family home on the coast of Newfoundland
In this lively dark comedy, a hapless man named Quoyle is grief-stricken after his no-good wife dies in a car crash. He packs up his dog, his children, and an ancient aunt and returns to the old family home in the town of Killick-Claw, on the coast of Newfoundland, where he gets a job with the local newspaper covering the shipping news. Gradually, with the help of some members of the local population (in particular a young woman named Wavey), Quoyle becomes able to handle his life and become a good father to his children. THE SHIPPING NEWS won Annie Proulx the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. It was made into a movie in 2001, starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, and Judi Dench.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: General, Love + Relationships + Sex, Conflicts + Dualities, Stages of Life, Family + Friendship, Philosophy, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior
- Language: English
- Author: Annie Proulx
- Online Item #: 11994775
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-0524
- ISBN: 9780671510053
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported