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Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Uncorrected advance proofView all editions and formats
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The novel centers around Quoyle, a patient, self-deprecating, oversized hack writer who, following the deaths of nasty parents and a succubus of a wife, moves with his two daughters and straight-thinking aunt back to the ancestral manse in Killick-Claw, a Newfoundland harbor town of no great distinction. There, Quoyle finds a job writing about car crashes and the shipping news for The Gammy Bird, a local paper kept  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Uncorrected proofs
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Proulx
OCLC Number: 44920243
Notes: "Uncorrected advance proof"--Cover.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize Fiction Category 1994
Winner of Irish Times Literary Prize: International Fiction Category 1994
Winner of United States National Book Awards: Fiction 1993
Description: xii, 357 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: E. Annie Proulx.

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The novel centers around Quoyle, a patient, self-deprecating, oversized hack writer who, following the deaths of nasty parents and a succubus of a wife, moves with his two daughters and straight-thinking aunt back to the ancestral manse in Killick-Claw, a Newfoundland harbor town of no great distinction. There, Quoyle finds a job writing about car crashes and the shipping news for The Gammy Bird, a local paper kept afloat largely by reports of sexual abuse cases and comical typographical errors. Killick-Claw may not be perfect, but it is a stable enough community for Quoyle and Co. to recover from the terrors of their past lives.

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