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Man in the Woods

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Scott Spencer | Man in the Woods by Scott Spencer

Man in the Woods

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
77599
publisher:
Ecco Press

We gave it a B

In his latest, Man in the Woods, Scott Spencer (Endless Love) revisits Kate, the seething alcoholic of 2003’s National Book Award finalist A Ship Made of Paper. Now a sober, spectacularly successful self-help ? guru and fervent born-again Christian, she has finally found happiness with stoic craftsman Paul — a hard-earned détente soon unraveled by a shattering incident involving the book’s titular, mysterious man. Spencer is a master of description, but he seems uncertain of his own narrative, and there’s a jerky, unsettling rhythm to the dialogue that often unhinges it, ultimately squandering Woods‘ haunting premise. B

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