Thawing Ice

51u4dytdjpl._sy400_.jpgThe Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. It is another of the novels on the Top 150 list. In it, we find a timid man named Quoyle who has a philandering wife and two young daughters. The only thing he seems to be good at is being a doormat.

As one thing leads to another, Quoyle ends-up in Newfoundland with his aunt and daughters where he attempts to begin a new life. It is a wild, foreign place to him where the harsh weather and rough seas require a great many unexpected adjustments to his life.
Like many great novels, this is the story of life renewing itself and redemption.

The pros are vivid and much like the life of the people struggling to survive a depressed economy in Newfoundland, tumultuous. I learned a great deal about life on the water while reading this book. I thought it was very interesting, and even though it is sad in many ways, it is an excellent story.

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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