The Shipping News - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Quoyle confides to his aunt that he doesn't think he will be any good at his job. He can't believe he's been assigned to cover car wrecks after what has happened. The aunt, however, has something else on her mind and begins to talk about the children. They are bored to death of being in the hotel room and everyone needs to get out and go somewhere. Quoyle continues on about his job.

The aunt is anxious to get her business started up again and get the house going but the weight of grief still has its choke hold on Quoyle and his aunt asks him when he's planning to get over his dead wife who treated him so miserably. She also tells him that they need to get a boat to cross the bay. Quoyle's only reaction to all that she's telling...

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