The Shipping News



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.


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Winner of Pulitzer Prize Fiction Category 1994 and United States National Book Awards: Fiction 1993 and Irish Times Literary Prize: International Fiction Category 1994.

Roz Spafford "San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle" Annie Proulx's stunning, big-hearted "The Shipping News" thaws the frozen lives of its characters and warms readers.

General Fields

  • : 9780671510053
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Pocket Books
  • : 0.311
  • : February 1995
  • : 216mm X 140mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 352
  • : illustrations