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The Shipping News
ANNIE PROULX

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
465 reviews (1993) (352p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
National Book Award Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction Finalist

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Book Description

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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In this touching and atmospheric novel set among the fishermen of Newfoundland, Proulx tells the story of Quoyle. From all outward appearances, Quoyle has gone through his first 36 years on earth as a big schlump of a loser. He's not attractive, he's not brilliant or witty or talented, and he's not the kind of person who typically assumes the central position in a novel. But Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of Quoyle's psychological and spiritual growth. Along the way, we get to look in on the maritime beauty of what is probably a disappearing way of life.


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Annie Proulx Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 6  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The Shipping News ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Close Range: Wyoming Stories · The Shipping News ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Shipping News ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 The Shipping News ·  
National Book Award Nominations 1 The Shipping News ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 1 Postcards ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 Postcards ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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