Some Great Thing

Paperback | March 3, 2009

byColin Mcadam

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Finalist for the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction.

The time is the seventies. The place is Ottawa, a developing city ready for the taking. Two men from very different backgrounds take up the challenge: Jerry McGuinty, plasterer turned builder, a simple, self-made man; and Simon Struthers, whose inherited wealth and position cannot fill the hollowness he feels inside. As the men's careers and successes run parallel, we see how love is suffocated by work and how individuals are crushed by greed and "progress."

With skill, energy, humour and poetry, Colin McAdam creates a world of ambition and desire, power and corruption. Some Great Thing is one of the most thrillingly original novels in years.

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Finalist for the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction.The time is the seventies. The place is Ottawa, a developing city ready for the taking. Two men from very different backgrounds take up the challenge: Jerry McGuinty, plasterer turned builder, a simple, self-made man; and Simon Struthers, whose inherited wealth and pos...

Colin McAdam grew up in Hong Kong, Denmark, England and Barbados, as well as in several cities in Canada. He studied English and Classics at McGill University and the University of Toronto, and received his PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University in England. His first novel Some Great Thing won the Books in Canada / Amazon....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:465 pages, 8.25 × 5.35 × 1.2 inPublished:March 3, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143171798

ISBN - 13:9780143171799

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