Farthings Fortunes by Richard B. Wright

Farthings Fortunes

byRichard B. Wright

Paperback | February 24, 2003

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Farthing’s Fortunes is a rollicking,picaresque tale that follows the fortunes of Bill Farthing as he travelsthroughout North America at the turn of the 20th century.Seduced at 15 by his amorous guardian, Mrs. Fletcher, and fleeing ruralCanada for a life of adventure, Farthing joins up with an irrepressiblecompanion, Cass Findlater, perhaps one of the last great Americanentrepreneurs.

Farthing’s journey is also a quest, a devoted search for the love ofhis life—a red-headed music hall beauty, the incomparable Sally Butters.It is a search that takes him to the bustling, immigrant-filled New YorkCity of the 1890s; to the Klondike Gold Rush; to Europe, where he runsinto the "war to end all wars"; and to the rail yards and hobojungles of the Great Depression. Whether they are riding in a Pierce-Arrowor on a box car, Farthing and Findlater are always in the company of anassortment of characters: bootleggers and poets, aristocrats and tramps,confidence men and chorus girls.

Wright casts a splendidly irreverent eye on a colourful period andcreates a coming-of-age tale that is a triumph of comic imagination.

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"Richard B. Wright is the author of eight previous novels, including The Age of Longing, The Weekend Man, Tourists, Sunset Manor, and In the Middle of a Life, which won the City of Toronto Book Award and the Faber Award.He has also published a children’s book One John A Too Many.His work has been published in Canada, the United States ...
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Title:Farthings FortunesFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 24, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006392695

ISBN - 13:9780006392699

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"...one of the best books of the year." —London Free Press

"A triumph." —Brick

"...one of the best Canadian novels I've read in the past year..." —Vancouver Sun