The Shipping News

Download or Read eBook The Shipping News PDF written by Annie Proulx and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Shipping News

Book Synopsis The Shipping News by : Annie Proulx

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it’s easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph—in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 360
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780743519809
  • ISBN-13 – 0743519809

Annie Proulx's The Shipping News

Download or Read eBook Annie Proulx's The Shipping News PDF written by Aliki Varvogli and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2002-01-11 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Annie Proulx's The Shipping News

Book Synopsis Annie Proulx's The Shipping News by : Aliki Varvogli

This work is part of the "Continuum Contemporaries" series giving readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. It contains a biography of the novelist, a full-length study of the novel, a summary of how the novel was received upon publication, a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, and a wide range of suggestions for further reading.

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  • Publisher – A&C Black
  • Total Pages – 78
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  • ISBN-10 – 0826452337
  • ISBN-13 – 9780826452337

The Shipping News and Other Poems

Download or Read eBook The Shipping News and Other Poems PDF written by Greta Sykes and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2016-07-16 with total page 91 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Shipping News and Other Poems

Book Synopsis The Shipping News and Other Poems by : Greta Sykes

In this book are the recent and not-so-recent poems, reflections, and refractions on nature, love, politics, and ideals.

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  • Publisher – AuthorHouse
  • Total Pages – 91
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781524635244
  • ISBN-13 – 1524635243

A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News"

Download or Read eBook A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News" PDF written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's

Book Synopsis A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News" by : Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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  • Publisher – Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Total Pages – 15
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781410319722
  • ISBN-13 – 1410319725

And Now The Shipping Forecast

Download or Read eBook And Now The Shipping Forecast PDF written by Peter Jefferson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-05-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
And Now The Shipping Forecast

Book Synopsis And Now The Shipping Forecast by : Peter Jefferson

Peter Jefferson presented The Shipping Forecast for over 40 years, and his familiar voice continued to be heard reading quotations on BBC Radio 4's Quote... Unquote. This book is both an affectionate memoir and a history of the science and BBC programming behind the forecast. Peter explains how it came out, who collects all the information and what it's like to read this bulletin. Even though the information in the forecast is now readily available in many formats, The Shipping Forecast is something of a 'must listen' for fans gathered over the decades. For reasons not quite understood, it has become a much-loved part of the British cultural landscape with an avid following of listeners who find its poetry is the perfect cure for insomnia. This book is perfect for those fans.

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  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Total Pages – 256
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781906860615
  • ISBN-13 – 1906860610