Willing by Scott Spencer

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Thirty-seven-year-old freelance writer Avery Jankowsky is devastated when his girlfriend, Deirdre, confesses that she has been having an affair. Beside himself with jealousy and grief, Avery accepts his uncle Ezra's advice—and his tickets to an all-expenses-paid international sex tour. Sensing a white-hot book idea (and a chance to get back at faithless Deirdre), Avery joins a group of mostly wealthy and accomplished travelers on a mad Nordic whirl, descending ever deeper into a world that is equal parts hilarity and nightmare.

From two-time National Book Award finalist Scott Spencer comes a startling tour de force that explores the limits of male restraint, the intoxications of privilege, and the maddening dangers of freedom.


About Scott Spencer

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Scott Spencer has worked as a character designer and sculptor at The Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand, since 2009, most recently on The Hobbit. He has taught ZBrush digital sculpting at Gnomon since 2005 and was previously an artist at Gentle Giant Studios. His credits include films such as Alice in Wonderland, the game Golden Axe for Sega, and dozens of other projects. He is the author of ZBrush Character Creation and ZBrush Digital Sculpting Human Anatomy.
Published February 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After a strong beginning, this novel about a writer on an international sex tour doesn't show much staying power.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Willing

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In Scott Spencer’s new novel, a cuckolded writer embarks on a therapeutic assignment: a sex-tour exposé.

Mar 09 2008 | Read Full Review of Willing

BC Books

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For example, Avery's mother seeks him throughout the novel (Avery keeps "seeing" his mother in various locations around the world) and Avery must face her directly in the middle of his sex tour escapades.

Mar 27 2008 | Read Full Review of Willing

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