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419: A Novel

by Will Ferguson

Penguin Group Canada | March 27, 2012 | Hardcover

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From internationally bestselling travel writer Will Ferguson, author of HappinessT and Spanish Fly, comes a novel both epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal of human endurance.

A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine.

A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa.

And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims.

Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help."

Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is "419," the world''s most insidious Internet scam.

When Laura Curtis, a lonely editor in a cold northern city, discovers that her father has died because of one such swindle, she sets out to track down-and corner-her father''s killer. It is a dangerous game she''s playing, however, and the stakes are higher than she can ever imagine.

Woven into Laura''s journey is a mysterious woman from the African Sahel with scars etched into her skin and a young man who finds himself caught up in a web of violence and deceit.

And running through it, a dying father''s final words: "You, I love."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.7 × 2.54 × 0.49 in

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670064718

ISBN - 13: 9780670064717

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– More About This Product –

419: A Novel

by Will Ferguson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 3.7 × 2.54 × 0.49 in

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670064718

ISBN - 13: 9780670064717

From the Publisher

From internationally bestselling travel writer Will Ferguson, author of HappinessT and Spanish Fly, comes a novel both epic in its sweep and intimate in its portrayal of human endurance.

A car tumbles through darkness down a snowy ravine.

A woman without a name walks out of a dust storm in sub-Saharan Africa.

And in the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the Internet, looking for victims.

Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help."

Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is "419," the world''s most insidious Internet scam.

When Laura Curtis, a lonely editor in a cold northern city, discovers that her father has died because of one such swindle, she sets out to track down-and corner-her father''s killer. It is a dangerous game she''s playing, however, and the stakes are higher than she can ever imagine.

Woven into Laura''s journey is a mysterious woman from the African Sahel with scars etched into her skin and a young man who finds himself caught up in a web of violence and deceit.

And running through it, a dying father''s final words: "You, I love."

About the Author

Will Ferguson is the award-winning author of Happiness, Beyond Belfast, and Canadian Pie. He lives in Calgary with his wife and their two sons.

Editorial Reviews

"Will Ferguson''s 419 unveils the brilliant layers of a Nigerian cyberspace sting that brings devastation to an entire family. Ferguson''s characters live by their wits, employing techno-wizardry and the cold ingenuity of the old-fashioned con. Intrigue, coercion, shame, and torqued suspense unfold with harrowing speed and the illuminating elegance of a cyber-click." - Lisa Moore, author of Alligator and February
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