The hilarious new novel from the author of the bestselling Happiness.
Will Ferguson is a graduate of Toronto's York Film School. He spent five years in Japan and has lived in Ecuador, South America and every region of Canada. His debut novel, Happiness was sold into twenty-six languages around the world and short-listed for a Commonwealth Writers' Award. He is also author of the critically acclaimed travel memoir, Hokkaido Highway Blues.
"Brilliantly entertaining" * The Times * "A terrifically enjoyable second novel...lyrical and hilarious, bleak and funny, with a love of history balanced against a rippingly clever plot" * Daily Telegraph * "Beautifully and vividly described... the depiction of the era and the place seem spot on... This is a terrific novel - complex but fun, philosophical but sharp, perceptive but ambiguous...you're happy just to be along for the thrilling ride" * Sunday Herald * "Ferguson's comic picaresque is a delight" * Financial Times * "Ferguson fills his pages with fascinating historical detail and lovingly described cons. His lengthy descriptions of scams are enthralling, funny and perhaps even educational" * Guardian *