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A Ship Made of Paper

(2003)
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
No novelist alive knows the human heart better than Scott Spencer does. No one tells stories about human passion with greater urgency, insight, or sympathy. In A Ship Made of Paper, this artist of desire paints his most profound and compelling canvas yet.

Daniel Emerson lives with Kate Ellis and 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.

A Ship Made of Paper captures all the drama, nuance, and helpless intensity of sexual and romantic yearning, and it bears witness to the age-old conflict between the order of the human community and the disorder of desire.

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Hardback Editions

February 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Ship Made of Paper
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0-613-99874-X / 978-0-613-99874-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Ship Made of Paper
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 1-58724-488-8 / 978-1-58724-488-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0-06-018534-1 / 978-0-06-018534-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0-06-136744-3 / 978-0-06-136744-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Ship Made Of Paper
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0-09-947125-6 / 978-0-09-947125-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0-06-093342-9 / 978-0-06-093342-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Ship Made Of Paper
Author(s): Scott Spencer
ISBN: 0-434-01221-1 / 978-0-9657259-7-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel
Author(s): Scott Spencer
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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