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publisher: Simon & Schuster

The Finder

A Novel

by Will Ferguson

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list price: $24.99
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2020
ISBN:9781982139698
publisher: Simon & Schuster
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From the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning novelist of 419 comes a spellbinding literary adventure novel about precious objects lost and found.

The world is filled with wonders, lost objects—all real—all still out there, waiting to be found:
· the missing Fabergé eggs of the Romanov dynasty, worth millions
· the last reel of Alfred Hitchcock’s first film
· Buddy Holly’s iconic glasses
· Muhammad Ali’s Olympic gold medal
How can such cherished objects simply vanish? Where are they hiding? And who on earth might be compelled to uncover them?
Will Ferguson takes readers on a heroic, imaginative journey across continents, from the seas of southern Japan, to the arid Australian Outback, to the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, after the earthquake. Prepare to meet Gaddy Rhodes, a brittle Interpol agent obsessed with tracking “The Finder”—a shadowy figure she believes is collecting lost objects; Thomas Rafferty, a burnt-out travel writer whose path crosses that of The Finder, to devastating effect; and Tamsin Greene, a swaggering war photographer who is hiding secrets of her own.
The Finder is a beguiling and wildly original tale about the people, places, and things that are lost and found in our world. Both an epic literary adventure and an escape into a darkly thrilling world of deceit and its rewards, this novel asks: How far would you be willing to go to recover the things you’ve left behind?

About the Author
Will Ferguson is the best-selling author of Bastards and Boneheads: Canada's Glorious Leaders Past and Present, Canadian History for Dummies and the tongue-in-cheek survey Why I Hate Canadians. His eleventh book, Spanish Fly was published in 2007.
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Contributor Notes

Will Ferguson is the author of four novels, including 419, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, he has been nominated for both a Commonwealth Prize and an International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His most recent novel, The Shoe on the Roof, was an instant national bestseller. Will Ferguson lives in Calgary. Visit him at WillFerguson.ca.

Editorial Reviews

“Ferguson is a skillful and original writer, and over all, the novel is full of life. . . . The Shoe on the Roof’s lasting strength is in such sly jabs at the “alternative facts” and deep divisions we’re now reckoning with, making it a tale for the times.” 
— The Globe and Mail


“So much fun. Filled with memorable characters and exotic locations, Will Ferguson's new book should be enjoyed by thriller fans, travel aficionados, and those that like a story where you have no idea where it's going to take you. It's an interesting and rewarding universe that Ferguson's mind occupies. I want a cottage there.”
— DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR, author of Motorcycles & Sweetgrass


“Ferguson’s trademark wit abounds in this exuberant, entertaining and unconventional novel.”
— SHARI LAPENA, New York Times bestselling author of Someone We Know


“The latest from the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winner is a pacey, globe-trotting tale of duplicity and misdirection.”
— Zoomer


Praise for The Finder


“Witty, exuberant. . . . Part thriller and part travelogue, this highly original novel offers punchy storytelling and vividly portrayed locales. Ferguson is bound to win new fans with this one.”
— Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


Praise for The Shoe on the Roof


“This plucky and seductive adventure novel from the Giller Prize winner is set in a world where iconic objects like Buddy Holly’s glasses and Muhammad Ali’s Olympic medal go missing. A strange magic pulls the book forward, and Ferguson’s prose has a quick-yet-gentle lilt. It makes for a perfect escape.” 
— Chatelaine


“Ferguson demonstrates the keen attention to place crucial to the travel writer’s trade: local lore and mores are explained in considerable depth, milieus are vividly depicted with an eye for the smallest of details. . . . While promising a thriller, Ferguson has instead delivered a powerful, if subdued, novel of thwarted dreams, loss and lingering pain, soul-deep conflicts, and the strong, often faltering drive for connection and redemption. The Finder is, finally, the best sort of con: one that pays off and leaves the victim—the reader—grateful for having been taken for a ride.”
— Quill & Quire

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