A Ship Made of Paper (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061367441
ISBN-10: 0061367443
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 351
Language: English
Series: P.S.