• Image of The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx
  • Image of The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx

'As stark and ruggedly beautiful as the storm battered coast of Newfoundland itself'
This wonderful novel is set in the remotest corner of far flung Newfoundland and follows Quoyne, a hack journo from New York. Quoyne moves there with 'the aunt' and his delinquent daughters and finds himself part of an amusing and wonderful developing drama.
And it's Proulx. It's Proulx. And it won lots of prizes including the 1994 Pulitzer, always a good barometer.