Friday, May 8, 2009
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx 4-24-09 (18)
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx 4-24-09
Reading this book is like a visit to a small fishing community in Newfoundland populated by interesting and memorable character, each flawed and working through life’s struggles. Quoyle is a man with memories of an abusive childhood, trapped in a marriage to a woman he loves hopelessly but who tramples on his love. Events lead to Quoyle moving to the seaside village with two small children and an aunt, a job in the village newspaper, a friendship for an odd set of characters, and the possibility of a new relationship with a woman in the community.
The language in this book is especially beautiful and poetic with unforgettable characters and this award winning book is highly recommended.