E. Annie Proulx The Shipping News

ISBN 13: 9780684193373

The Shipping News

3.86 avg rating
( 124,306 ratings by Goodreads )
9780684193373: The Shipping News
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


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.

From the Publisher:

E. Annie Proulx focuses on a Newfoundland fishing town in a tale about a third-rate newspaperman and the women in his life -- his elderly aunt and two young daughters -- who decide to resettle in their ancestral seaside home. The transformation each of the character undergoes following move is profound. A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary American family, The Shipping News enlightens readers to the powers of E. Annie Proulx's storytelling genius and her expert evocation of time and place. She is truly one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.


Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Winner of the 1993 National Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Irish Times International Fiction Prize
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award

Other Books With Reading Group Guides

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780671510053: The Shipping News

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0671510053 ISBN 13:  9780671510053
Publisher: Scribner, 1994

9780684857916: The Shipping News

Scribner, 1999

9780743225403: The Shipping News

Scribner, 2002

9780743225427: The Shipping News: A Novel

Scribner, 2002

9781857022421: The shipping News : A Novel

Simon ..., 1994

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


E. Annie Proulx
Published by Scribner (1993)
ISBN 10: 068419337X ISBN 13: 9780684193373
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Scribner, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX068419337X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds


Proulx, E. Annie
Published by Scribners (1993)
ISBN 10: 068419337X ISBN 13: 9780684193373
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)

Book Description Scribners, 1993. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 80091

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds