After a shattering incident of violence in New York, Daniel has returned to the town where he grew up. There, along with Kate and her daughter, Ruby, he settles into the kind of secure and comfortable family like he longed for during his emotionally barren childhood. But then he falls helplessly in love with Iris, the black woman whose son is Ruby's best friend - the beginning of an affair that eventually imperils all their relationships, Daniel's profession, their children's emotional well-being, and their view of themselves as essentially good people.
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"A Ship Made of Paper is a tempestuous, absorbing journey into the human psyche." ( Time Out)
"Astonishing...Shrewd, compassionate and unflinching, this new book takes a perilous journey that leaves readers stranded on the shoals with nothing for protection but their own flimsy, sinking beliefs about race and desire..." ( San Francisco Chronicle)
"[An] intelligent, extremely powerful novel" ( Daily Mail)
"Irresistible" ( Time)
'Scott Spencer is a wonderful writer.' Anne TylerA riveting and unflinching novel of an interracial love affair that threatens to destroy two families and injure everyone close to them. Devastating. Comparable to Andre Dubus III's House of Sand and Fog in its power.
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. Paperback, Brand New, Superbly captures the giddy roller coaster emotions of infatuation - the self deceipt, desperation and heights of ectasy are all beautiflly conveyed. compassionate and powerful. Bookseller Inventory # 002347