Spanish Fly

Spanish Fly

A Novel

Book - 2007
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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 blow 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.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2007
ISBN: 9780670066841
Branch Call Number: FER
Characteristics: 393 p. ;,24 cm


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Jul 29, 2015

A well constructed novel set in 1939 southern United States. Wonderful characters and settings with a reasonable pace to the narrative. Well worth reading.

Nov 25, 2012

Grandfather owned a Nash Ambassador...skookum vehicle for was a joy travelling in the backseat of memories while reading Will Ferguson's stupendous novel and the great scams along the way...
Makes me proud being Canadian...
Will's pen etches a great story with characters you can taste!
Eff Robertson

Aug 19, 2012

Exceptionally well written period piece for the Great Depression. Hard to put down once the characters grab you

Jul 05, 2011

So much fun to read that I struggled to even put it down! So many twists and turns about three cons in the era of jazz, pool and murder. Mr. Ferguson knows how to bring you into this exciting life!

Feb 08, 2008 top 25 books of 2007.

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