The Ship of Fools

R300

A foul-mouthed drunkard, a prudish nun, a jester, a glutton and a monk of dubious learning – these are just some of the crew about The Ship of Fools, a vessel that’s going nowhere fast. Only dimly aware of their predicament, they must tell tales to ward off disaster. As their stories weave around each other they create a sparkling tapestry of ingenuity and imagination.

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Description

A foul-mouthed drunkard, a prudish nun, a jester, a glutton and a monk of dubious learning – these are just some of the crew about The Ship of Fools, a vessel that’s going nowhere fast. Only dimly aware of their predicament, they must tell tales to ward off disaster. As their stories weave around each other they create a sparkling tapestry of ingenuity and imagination.

A gargantuan nymphomaniac sets out on an odyssey to find her mother. A prince appoints a servant to be his whipping boy. A wondering minstrel stops at nothing to protect a garden from starving orphans, and a novice inventor enters a labyrinthine world of murder and intrigue…

Bawdy, generously peopled and endlessly inventive, The Ship of Fools is a Canterbury Tales for the new millennium. It is a rich treasure chest of a novel, marking the debut of a formidable writing talent.

 

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 14 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2002

ISBN

9780340821008

Specifications

Hardcover, 20x14cm, 278pp,