The Shipping News - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Now that Quoyle's wife was gone, his parents were dead, and there was no job for him, there was nothing keeping him from leaving Mockingburg. His aunt told him it was time for a new beginning for him and his family. Quoyle had little motivation to make any decisions due to his lingering, heavy grief. But the more he thought about it he knew his aunt was right. It was time to get out.

Quoyle called his friend Partridge to catch up and tell him of his plan. It so happened that Partridge knew of a paper in Newfoundland and even knew that they were looking for a reporter to cover the shipping news. So, Quoyle, his girls, and his aunt drove across upstate New York, then through Vermont, Maine, and into Canada. They drove aboard a ferry for the final leg to...

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