"Proulx does okay by Newfoundland (though she won't help tourism any), but Quoyle, the poor turkey, is a fatal self- inflicted wound."
Life was hard for Proulx's people in Heart Songs
(1988) and Postcards
(1991), and it's no easier for them in this dreary second novel, as they battle the elements (and their private demons) in Newfoundland.
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