E. Annie Proulx

E. Annie Proulx is an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 'The Shipping News' and the short story 'Brokeback Mountain,' which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. Her narrative style is characterized by its vivid prose and her exploration of rural American life and characters who often confront difficult circumstances.


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  1. 1. The Shipping News

    The novel follows the story of a depressed and overweight man who moves with his two daughters to his ancestral home in Newfoundland, Canada, after his unfaithful wife dies in a car accident. There, he begins to rebuild his life, working as a reporter for the local newspaper, The Shipping News, and learning about the harsh realities of the fishing industry. As he delves into his family's history, he begins to find a sense of belonging and a new love. The story explores themes of family, identity, and the power of place.

  2. 2. Postcards

    "Postcards" is a novel about the hardships and struggles of the Blood family, who live in rural New England. After accidentally killing his girlfriend, the eldest son, Loyal, flees the family farm, sending postcards to his family as he travels across the country. Each postcard triggers a new chapter of the story, revealing the challenges and changes each family member experiences. The novel explores themes of guilt, loss, change, and the harsh realities of rural life.