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Annie Proulx's highly acclaimed, international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.

Quoyle is a hapless, hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York. While weathering the storm that is his marriage of one-way love to his no-good wife Petal, disaster strikes and Petal is killed in a spectacular road accident.

Set adrift on an aimless quest, Quoyle heads for the land of his forefathers - to the remote corners of far-flung Newfoundland. With his delinquent daughters Bunny and Sunshine in tow, Quoyle takes up the post of shipping news reporter, and finds himself part of an unfolding, exhilarating Atlantic drama.

The Shipping News is an irresistible comedy of human life and possibility.


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Annie Proulx published her first novel `Postcards' in 1991 at the age of 56. `The Shipping News' won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Prize. Her third novel, `Accordion Crimes', was published in 1996. She is also the author of three short-story collections, `Heart Songs' (1994), `Close Range' (1999) and `Bad Dirt' (2004). `Brokeback Mountain' was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2005. `Fine Just the Way It Is', her third collection of Wyoming short stories, was published in 2008.

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ISBN13:
9780008329716
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Author:
Annie Proulx
Publisher:
Fourth Estate Ltd
Publication:
04-Apr-2019
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
368
Weight:
370 Grams
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