The Shipping News - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

The next morning Quoyle questioned the aunt about her yacht upholstery business. He had realized that he had no idea what kind of work she did and hadn't ever wondered before. She told him that she had gotten into the business on Long Island, New York, and it was all due to her "significant other" Warren, who had passed away. What she didn't tell him was that Warren was actually Irene Warren. She didn't think he'd understand. They had lived on a houseboat traveling around the Long Island shore. Warren had encouraged her to take a class in upholstery, which she did. After arriving home from being away for eight weeks, Warren revealed she had cancer. She died just months later.

Through it all, Aunt Agnis had discovered her talent for yacht upholstery and eventually opened her own shop. She invited Quoyle to...

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