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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
Sometimes times are tough. The familiar life crumbles house of cards, and the like, as unobtrusively as possible to curl up under a blanket, close my eyes and wait, hoping that somehow it will work itself out. But the good wizards, if they fly on the helicopters, hardly enough for all. Cool could tell about the hard times a lot. For 36 years he managed to visit the unloved son and brother, a loser, a bungler and a cuckold, a mediocre journalist in a provincial newspaper.
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Proulx blends Newfoundland argot, savage history, impressively diverse characters, fine descriptions of weather and scenery, and comic horseplay without ever lessening the reader's interest. Proulx's surreal humor and her zest for the strange foibles of humanity. Here is a novel that gives us a hero for our times. But it's also that contemporary rarity, a tale of redemption and healing, a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit, and most rare of all perhaps, a sweet and tender romance. Make only one change in this 'over and under1 sequence and either an entirely different knot is made or no knot at all may result.