Quick review: ‘The Shipping News’ by Annie Proulx

“Hive-spangled, gut roaring with gas and cramp, he survived childhood; at the state university, hand clapped over his chin, he camouflaged torment with smiles and silence.”

Quoyle is a loser who hates himself. After the death of his estranged wife he moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland and begins a journey of self-discovery. He finds friendship, love and redemption in the bleakest place. Proulx’s creative punctuation and magnificent prose is addictive to read. It’s like poetic and breathtaking literary crack! The plot, characters and setting are honest, compelling and deliver on every level.

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