bestselling debut novel-formerly known as Generica-is now an
international publishing sensation, attracting kudos from critics
and readers in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Ferguson is well known
for his non-fiction hits such as How To Be Canadian, but here
he turns his hand to fiction-with hilarious results.
Edwin de Valu, an
overworked editor at Panderic Press, is in trouble. The weekly
editorial meeting isn''t going well and he needs a hit for the
upcoming fall season. In desperation he presents a previously
rejected self-help manuscript, "What I Learned On The Mountain," by
Much to Edwin''s
chagrin, the project is accepted, and soon becomes the number-one
bestseller of all time. But can this self-help book be the real
thing? Dismayed by the plague of happiness that ensues, Edwin
attempts to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Tupak Soiree and
the book he has unleashed on our unsuspecting world.