Ben Schrank

The latest novel from Ben Schrank


Despite a softly cynical underside, “Love Is a Canoe” is an affirmation that secrets, fantasies and wrong turns are part of both publishing careers and love. Schrank has done something here that may sound impossible: He’s written a funny novel about publishing that is not caustic but optimistic, not biting but bighearted — a story about the delusions with which self-aware, smart people are all too willing to live in order to avoid the painful (yet entertaining) upheaval that comes with truth. Dean Bakopoulos, The New York Times Book Review