Spadework by Timothy FindleySpadework by Timothy Findley


byTimothy Findley

Paperback | August 5, 2003

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Spadework was Timothy Findley’s final novel before his death in June 2002. An electric word play of infidelity and morality, it is fitting that the novel is set in Stratford, the town where Findley began his career as an actor. Now in a PerennialCanada edition, Spadework will join Findley’s wonderful body of work, a collection to be enjoyed again and again.

Known for his gift in plumbing the depths of the human condition, Findley digs deep in Spadework with a cast of characters, each one motivated by addictions and ambitions, each one very alone. Set in the steamy summer of 1998, events such as the Lewinsky scandal, a hostage-taking in Peru and a severed phone line connect—and disconnect—a story singed by lust, power, adultery and ambition. A bestseller in cloth and a smash hit in mass market, Spadework’s Perennial edition will appeal to Findley’s legion of literary fans.

Timothy Findley was one of Canada’s most compelling and best loved writers, from the publication of his first novel in 1967 until his death in June 2002. His acclaimed novels include Spadework, Pilgrim, The Piano Man’s Daughter, Headhunter, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Famous Last Words and The Wars. Findley was a two-time winner of the ...
Title:SpadeworkFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 5, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006393071

ISBN - 13:9780006393078

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I frequent the Stratford festival and I'm always curious about the lives of the actors and actresses and this book was one big juicy fulfillment of that curiosity. The book is brilliantly written (of course), fast-paced, and yet, reads like a tabloid.
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