At 36, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. He retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As three generations of his family cobble up new lives, Quoyle confronts his private demons - and the unpredictable forces of nature and society - and begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Winner of the 1993 National Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Irish Times International Fiction Prize
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award