The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

Quoyle is a hapless, hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York. When his no-good wife is killed in a spectacular road accident, Quoyle heads for the land of his forefathers – the remotest corner of far-flung Newfoundland. With ‘the aunt’ and his delinquent daughters – Bunny and Sunshine – in tow, Quoyle finds himself part of an unfolding, exhilarating Atlantic drama.

‘The Shipping News’ is an irresistible comedy of human life and possibility.

Reviews of The Shipping News

    • ‘A very impressive achievement. So funny, so full of delights.’ Guardian
    • ‘As stark and ruggedly beautiful as the storm-battered coast of Newfoundland itself.’ Sunday Telegraph
    • ‘Ambitious and accomplished…The characterisation is rich, the dialogue both original and convincing.’ Alan Massie, Scotsman
    • ‘A stunning novel.’ Observer
    • ‘To read ‘The Shipping News’ is to yearn to be sitting in The Flying Squid Lunchstop, eating seal fin Curry, watching the icebergs clink together in the bay.’ The Times