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The Shipping News (Plus Signed Movie Tie-Ins)

Proulx, E. Annie

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ISBN 10: 068419337X / ISBN 13: 9780684193373
Published by Scribner, New York, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Annie Proulx on a bookplate affixed to dedication page (signature only). Later printing hardcover (4th). Also SIGNED by ROBERT NELSON JACOBS on a bookplate attached to half-tile page (signature only). Jacobs was screenwriter for film version of novel. Also includes laid-in a card SIGNED and inscribed by OLIVER STAPLETON, the cinematographer of the film. DJ lightly sunned at spine. $20.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Winner of both Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027600

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Title: The Shipping News (Plus Signed Movie Tie-Ins...

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Synopsis:

An unsuccessful newspaperman, his aunt, and his two young daughters experience delicately evoked changes in a poignant novel set in a Newfoundland fishing town. By the author of Postcards.

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This darkly comic, wonderfully inventive work, winner of the 1993 National Book Award, transforms the lore of Newfoundland--including shipwrecks, nautical knot-tying, horrid weather and family legend--into brilliant literary art. It is the story of the rebirth of Quoyle, a hulking, inarticulate, misery-ridden widower who flees upstate New York to take up residence in Newfoundland. The island of his forebears, Newfoundland is a dreary rock in the north Atlantic beset by lousy weather. Proulx lovingly recreates this hardscrabble location in her vivid, distinctive prose and populates it with a cast of amusing, richly human characters. Quoyle, a "third-rate newspaperman," makes a hit with his "Shipping News" column, while his anguish at the loss of his faithless wife is slowly transformed by the strengthening ties that bind him to the place and to his fellow Newfoundlanders.

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