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The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

Quoyle is a hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York whose life takes a dramatic turn hen his no-good wife is killed in a spectacular road accident.

He  heads for the land of his forefathers,  the remotest corner of far-flung Newfoundland, with an aunt and his delinquent daughters -- Bunny and Sunshine -- in tow. Despite the challenges of the bleak environment Quoyle manages to establish a new life for himself and his family.

Contemporary fiction
Publishing Details:
Sage publications (new edition), new ed 2009

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