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The Shipping News : A Novel by Annie Proulx Redemption Is Possible By Meeting Your Fears Head-OnIn this touching and atmospheric novel set among the fishermen ofNewfoundland, Proulx tells the story of Quoyle. From all outwardappearances, Quoyle has gone through his first 36 years on earth as a bigschlump of a loser. Hes not attractive, hes not brilliant or witty or talented,and hes not the kind of person who typically assumes the central positionin a novel. But Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of Quoylespsychological and spiritual growth. Along the way, we get to look in on themaritime beauty of what is probably a disappearing way of life.You need to have repose when you read this book so you can rememberthe details. Dont listen to it while driving a car and eating a sandwich andyelling at your dog in the back seat. I loved everything about it. Proulxadmits to being a geographical determinist and Newfoundland reflects thecharacters of this story perfectly. The characters all blossom there in theharsh surroundings. Bunny changes. Quoyle changes and becomes ahappy man. All the details are so perfect. Proulx is Americas GabrielGarcia Marquez on a mini-scale. I do wish she would write more bookslike this one. The names of the characters are so Dickens-like. I do notwant to see the movie. I dont want Aunt to be Judi Dench and Quoyle tobe Kevin Spacey. I want him to be a young Gérard Depardieu. PS. Thefilm was a boring disappointment. Spacey and Moore did well with theirroles but the story was too altered and most disappointing of all was thelack of Newfoundland scenery. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Shipping News : A Novel by Annie Proulx - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!