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1 SHIPPING NEWS CHAPTERS 29-39 ABSTRACT NOTES

2 CHAPTER 29 Billy asks Quoyle if he has yet seen Alvin Yark about building a replacement boat. Alvin Yark, it turns out, is Waveys Uncle Quoyle makes a fruitless dash to the harbour to see a burnt ship towed in Wavey agrees to organize a meeting with her uncle. Wavey, Quoyle and their children visit Mr. and Mrs. Yark for dinner Mr. Yark discusses his technique for boat building. 2

3 CHAPTER 30 Agnis announces that she has been hired to do the upholstery work on a burnt- out ship called the Rome and will need to live in St. Johns. She questions Quoyle about his intentions: Does he plan on moving back to NY? Quoyle tells his aunt he could never go back to the U.S. *241 Bunny makes a cats cradle with the knotted string she found in the car. 3

4 CHAPTER 31 Quoyle and his reporter colleagues banter about stories they are writing. Nutbeem is shortly to leave for the Caribbean aboard his sailboat. Winter is coming. *248 Quoyle determined to stay. 4

5 CHAPTER 32 Quoyle leaves the girls with Beety and goes to Nutbeems going away party Quoyle inspects Nutbeems trailer, and considers renting it for the winter. Guests arrive, there is quite a bit of drinking. Quoyle has fun. *255 The guests get even drunker and proceed to trash Nutbeems boat. Quoyle passes out at the inn. 5

6 CHAPTER 33 Next morning, an extremely hungover Quoyle calls on Beety. The children have colds and will ride it out at the Buggits. Dennis goes to help Nutbeem with his boat. *263 Quoyle goes to the green house where sections of knotted rope have been laid outside the door of each room. Quoyle visits the cousin, who lives in a squalid hut. He returns the knotted rope and tells the cousin not to do this again. Quoyle visits Alvin Yark to check on the progress of his boat. He later visits Nutbeem and finds that the boat has broken and drifted out to sea. Nutbeem figures hell now take a flight to Brazil. 6

7 CHAPTER 34 Tert card announces he is leaving the Gammy Bird and that Billy will be in charge Quoyle attends the Christmas pageant at the school. Quoyle and Wavey exchange xmas presents. She has knitted a pullover for him Quoyle contrasts this with previous Christmases with Petal Dennis suggests they check Quoyles distant cousin Nolan. Nolan is hungry and cold and Dennis suggests the old man would be better in a retirement home. 7

8 CHAPTER 35 Jack Buggit appoints Quoyle as managing editor of the Gammy Bird, replacing Tert Card Quoyle will be continuing his Shipping News 8

9 CHAPTER 36 Partridge phones to tell Quoyle of violence and mayhem in the U.S. *Buggit conducts an editorial meeting with Quoyle – on Jacks boat while he fishes and Quoyle cleans the catch. Quoyle must travel to St. Johns to sign commital papers for the cousin, diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Quoyle takes Wavey with him to St. Johns. *Agnis, we learn, had been raped by her own brother (Quoyles father) and had undergone an abortion. 9

10 CHAPTER 37 *Quoyle is called to Bunnys school because Bunny has attacked a teacher. Beety is able to coax Bunny to tell her that she had attacked the teacher for harassing and humiliating Herry. Quoyle and the aunt visit the principal to sort things out. We learn that Wavey and Quoyle both had abusive partners in their past. 10

11 CHAPTER 38 At the Burke house, which he is renting, Quoyle gives a party to celebrate his aunts return to town. Wavey buys a husky puppy for Bunny and Sunshine. They call it Warren. Wavey and Quoyle kiss in front of everyone! A terrible storm rages, blowing away the green house. The Aunt shows her toughness and says shell buy another house with the insurance money. Quoyle considers, again, buying the Burke house 11

12 CHAPTER 39 Quoyles boat is finished. He feels pretty good. Dennis calls Quoyle up to tell him that Jack is missing! Jack is found. Drowned. Quoyle assures the Gammy employees that their jobs are safe. They plan to do a special edition for Jack. Wavey thinks it would be a good idea to take Bunny to the wake to learn of death. The wake…* Quoyle and Wavey commit to each other. 12

13 THE END! 13


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