The three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour (Happiness ,Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw, Beyond Belfast) moves into darker territory in his new novel, 419. When a man is killed for his part in an internet scam, his daughter is forced to leave the comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her father's killer. A story of one woman's search for redemption and of a young boy who must triumph above it all.
419 isn't Will Ferguson's first foray into "serious" literature. That designation would go to Spanish Fly, which came out in 2007. Once you get past your expectation that Ferguson will make you laugh in these books, you'll realize that he's capable of telling serious stories as well as humourous.
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Winner of the 2005 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.Will Ferguson’s first book in three years, following on the back-to-back successes of How to Be a Canadian (over 110,000 copie...