The Shipping News - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

A couple of days after his boat wreck Quoyle found out from Billy that Search and Rescue had recovered the body he saw. It was a headless man cut into five pieces. Immediately Quoyle thought of the head he found in the suitcase and Billy confirmed that it was in fact Mr. Melville in the yellow suit.

Quoyle and Billy were in the newsroom and Nutbeem began complaining that the only stories he got assigned were the horrid sexual assaults. Card reminded all of them that sordid stories such as those sold more papers. Quoyle turned in his story about a fisherman who could no longer make a living so he decided to sell his boat. The same day he put it in the paper the boat sank and was not insured. They all talked about how ironic it was that Jack seemed...

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