The Shipping News

Annie Proulx (Author)


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.

Product Details

$17.00  $15.64
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
June 01, 1994
5.5 X 0.85 X 8.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Annie Proulx est née en 1935 dans le Connecticut. Pour son premier roman, Cartes postales (1992), elle reçoit le PEN/Faulkner Award et l'année suivante, avec Noeuds et dénouements (Cahiers rouges, 2005), elle obtient le prestigieux prix Pulitzer et le National Book Award. Suivront Les Crimes de l'accordéon (Grasset, 2004), Un as dans la manche (Grasset, 2005) et la nouvelle Brokeback Mountain (Grasset, 2006), qui a inspiré le célèbre film d'Ang Lee. Considérée comme l'un des plus grands écrivains américains, Annie Proulx vit aujourd'hui dans le Wyoming.


Stephen Jones Chicago Tribune The Shipping News is that rare creation, a lyric page-turner.
Bruce Allen USA Today The writing is charged with sardonic wit -- alive, funny, a little threatening; packed with brilliantly original images...and, now and then, a sentence that simply takes your breath away.
Roz Spafford San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle Annie Proulx's stunning, big-hearted The Shipping News thaws the frozen lives of its characters and warms readers.