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Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Katherine Anne Porter
ISBN 13: 9780316713900
ISBN 10: 316713902
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 1984-05-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $16.00

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests. This ship of fools is a crucible of intense experience, out of which everyone emerges forever changed. Rich in incident, passion, and treachery, the novel explores themes of nationalism, cultural and ethnic pride, and basic human frailty that are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published in 1962.

Glenway Wescott

"A phenomenal, rich and delectable book." -- The Atlantic