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The Shipping News

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THE SHIPPING NEWS won the National Book Award in 1993, and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1994. It is beautifully written --- Proulx prose comes very close to poetry at times --- and chronicles a compelling story of love and renewal.

THE SHIPPING NEWS won the National Book Award in 1993, and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1994. It is beautifully written --- Proulx prose comes very close to poetry at times --- and chronicles a compelling story of love and renewal.

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"The Shipping News" New York Premiere

Quoyle's friend Partridge finds Quoyle a newspaper job in Killick-Claw, the town on Newfoundland. Quoyle and the aunt find their old family house in desperate need of repair on Quoyle Point. An energetic, capable woman, the aunt finds someone right away to help them repair it. Meanwhile, the aunt's dog Warren (named after the aunt's old partner Irene Warren) dies. The newspaper in Killick-Claw is run by four crusty characters, most of them old fishermen. The paper is known for its sexual abuse stories, sensationalized car wreck photos, plagiarism and horrific typographical errors. The editor, Jack Buggit assigns Quoyle the shipping news and car wreck stories, the latter of which incites terror in Quoyle, reminding him of Petal's fate. All of the characters at the newsroom have their own stories. Nutbeem, the supposed foreign correspondent, built his own Chinese junk and is trying to sail around the world.