A Ship Made of Paper

A Novel

by Scott Spencer

On Sale: 02/17/2009

A Ship Made of Paper

A Novel

by Scott Spencer

On Sale: 02/17/2009

Format:

National Book Award Finalist

About the Book

Daniel Emerson lives with Kate Ellis, and he is like a father to her daughter, Ruby. But he cannot control his desire for Iris Davenport, the African-American woman whose son is Ruby's best friend. During a freak October blizzard, Daniel is stranded at Iris's house, and they begin a sexual liaison that eventually imperils all their relationships, Daniel's profession, their children's well-being, their own race-blindness, and their view of themselves as essentially good people.

Critical Praise

“Spencer is a magnificent writer.” — Anne Tyler

A Ship Made of Paper is an engagingly written, wickedly insightful, and passionate novel about desire, race, and fate. — Oscar Hijuelos

Scott Spencer has a genius for observing dramatic everyday moments. — Francine Prose

“Here’s a love story that you can recommend, without blushing, to other adults.” — Chicago Sun-Times

“A Ship Made of Paper” rocks with suspense and daring. — Salon.com

The beauty of this novel lies not only in the telling but in its commitment to the passionate life. — Newsweek

“A searching study of the chaotic side of love.” — People

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Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061367441
  • ISBN 10: 0061367443
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 02/17/2009
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial

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