Ship of Fools

By Katherine Anne Porter
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Back Bay Books, (5/30/1984)
Language:English



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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.
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updated on:11/18/2016

The group had a very good discussion. The consensus was that the book was good although there was some confusion about the different characters and the book was slightly too long.

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"Ship of Fools"
By Katherine Anne Porter

Average Rating:
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