Spanish Fly by Will Ferguson audiobook

Spanish Fly

By Will Ferguson
Read by David Aaron Baker

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664499829

  • ISBN: 9781664607651

Runtime: 13.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2008 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humor

Longlisted for the 2009 International Dublin Literary Award

Will Ferguson's Spanish Fly was long-listed for an IMPAC Dublin Award and short-listed for a Leacock Medal for humor. Times are tough for young Jack McGreary in the American Dust Bowl. Living with his father, Jack is only getting by thanks to a solid repertoire of cons and scams. Everything gets shaken up, though, when shysters Virgil Ray and Miss Rose roll into town. Recognizing them as first-class scam artists, Jack gleefully joins their criminal band. Soon a budding romance between Jack and Miss Rose begins to bloom, but is it on the up-and-up?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ferguson fills his pages with fascinating historical detail and lovingly described cons. His lengthy descriptions of scams are enthralling, funny, and perhaps even educational.” Guardian (London)
“An eminently readable novel…a work of impressive energy and grandeur.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Shows a flair for historical detail and pop culture.” Montreal Gazette
“A terrific book, lyrical and hilarious, bleak and funny, with a love of history balanced against a rippingly clever plot.” Telegraph (London)
“Would make a good movie…in the tradition of The Sting and The Grifters.Observer (London)
“The dialogue is razor-sharp and laced with dry wit…This is a terrific novel—complex but fun, philosophical but sharp, perceptive but ambiguous.” Sunday Herald (Glasgow)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Will Ferguson

Author Bio: Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning and critically-acclaimed books, including Beyond Belfast and Happiness. His work has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He lives in Calgary, Canada.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English