The Shipping News - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

One weekend toward the end of September Quoyle spent it alone in their green house. His aunt was away and his daughters spending the night at Dennis and Beety's. He worked on an upcoming story, drank beer, and cooked himself a shrimp dinner. After dinner he ventured out to his dock to watch the day wane and have another beer. That night he had terrible nightmares about Petal and not being able to save her.

The next day he decided to venture out to the end of the point. Once there he felt like he was at the end of the earth with no human, animal or bird in sight. He thought about all that lay beneath the surface of the water, of lost ships and fisherman. He noticed a body in a yellow suit floating face down in the water. From where...

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