The Shipping News - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Shipping News.
This section contains 412 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Shipping News Study Guide

Chapter 1 Summary

Quoyle is a thirty-six-year-old man who's had a life difficult enough to result in his being adrift within it. This story tells about a few years in his life. He decides to move to Newfoundland, where his ancestors came from to start a new life. All of his life Quoyle had been considered a failure. He was a failure according to his father and his brother. He had a large round figure and felt like he had failed at looking normal. He had red hair, clear "plastic" eyes, and a large protruding chin.

By chance and dumb luck Quoyle ends up getting a job as a writer for the local newspaper thanks to the help of his friend Partridge, who happened to work there. Quoyle's first assignment was to cover a planning board meeting, which he did. After a few months Quoyle got...

(read more from the Chapter 1 Summary)

This section contains 412 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Shipping News Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Shipping News from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook