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The Shipping News
By: Annie Proulx
Pages: 352
Published: 1993
Genre(s): Canada
Literary Fiction
Adult Fiction
Award(s): National Book Award (1993)
Pulitzer Prize (1994)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Shipping News is a celebration of Annie Proulx's genius for storytelling and her vigorous contribution to the art of the novel. 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...

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an all time favorite!!! Read this when my first bookclub started---and that is 20 years strong!

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