Cold Comfort

In E. Annie Proulx's novel The Shipping News, Quoyle, the main character, travels to an abandoned family home at what feels like the end of the earth — an isolated point in Newfoundland, an island province off the North Atlantic coast of Canada. Lasse Hallström's film version, which stars Kevin Spacey as Quoyle, preserved the book's authenticity of place by going to the location so vividly described by Proulx.

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