The Shipping News - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

During the same year Quoyle's parents committed suicide together after falling ill, he got fired again, and he became a widower. When his parents died, almost no one came to pay their respects, not even his brother.

Quoyle knew Petal was now spending most nights with an unemployed real estate agent and once when she came home to get some clothes he tried to talk to her. She told him to leave her alone and that their marriage was just a joke, a mistake. Then one day her boss called Quoyle and said she didn't come to work. Before he left work that day he was fired. When he arrived home the babysitter was there, who said Petal had come home a few hours before, packed some stuff, and took the kids and ran off with the real estate agent.

Quoyle called the...

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