Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx

Here is an account of a few years in the life of Quoyle, born in Brooklyn and raised in a shuffle of dreary upstate towns.

Quoyle is a thirty-six year old third rate reporter. When his horrible wife dies in a car accident, he takes his two daughters, Bunny and Sunshine, to his ancestral homeland of Newfoundland. There, a whole host of odd characters meet Quoyle and help him to confront his fears and reclaim his life.

This book was funny and sad at the same time. At the beginning of each chapter, something to do with sailing and ropes is detailed, whether it's a type of knot or an old saying or the definition of Quoyle (a coil of rope.) This was an interesting story.

Read The Shipping News:

  • if you are interested in knots
  • if you are interested in sailing/the sea
  • if you are looking for a quirky sort of novel
337 pages.

Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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