Spanish Fly

Paperback | September 9, 2008

byWill Ferguson

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Raised by his father in the dying town of Paradise Flats, Jack McGreary has learned to live by his wits. The year is 1939. Drought has turned America’s heartland into a dust bowl, and the world is on the brink of war.

Jack''s father wants him to head north to Canada to sign up in the fight against fascism. But when a pair of fast-talking swindlers named Virgil and Miss Rose blows through town, Jack falls in with them instead.

Together, they go on a crime spree across the Southwest, staging a series of inventive and often hilarious cons, while sexual tension between Jack and Miss Rose grows… Someone is being set up.

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Raised by his father in the dying town of Paradise Flats, Jack McGreary has learned to live by his wits. The year is 1939. Drought has turned America’s heartland into a dust bowl, and the world is on the brink of war. Jack's father wants him to head north to Canada to sign up in the fight against fascism. But when a pair of fast-talking swindlers named Virgil and Miss Rose blows through town, Jack...

Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides With Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI. Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.26 × 5.3 × 1.06 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143055143

ISBN - 13:9780143055143

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