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The Resource 419 : a novel, Will Ferguson

419 : a novel, Will Ferguson

Label
419 : a novel
Title
419
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Will Ferguson
Title variation
  • Four nineteen
  • Four hundred and nineteen
  • Four one nine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A car tumbles down a snowy ravine. Accident or suicide? On the other side of the world, a young woman walks out of a sandstorm in sub-Saharan Africa. In the labyrinth of the Niger Delta, a young boy learns to survive by navigating through the gas flares and oil spills of a ruined landscape. In the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the internet looking for victims. Lives intersect, worlds collide, a family falls apart. And it all begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the son of an exiled Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help ..." 419 takes readers behind the scene of the world's most insidious internet scam. When Laura's father gets caught up in one such swindle and pays with his life, she 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. What she finds there will change her life forever..
Summary
Laura Curtis confronts the Lagos underworld of Internet scams in an attempt to track down her father's killer after he dies as a result of one such swindle.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10294142
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Ferguson, Will
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Recorded Books, LLC
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True
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  • Crime
  • Cartels
  • Internet
  • Computer crimes
  • Life change events
  • Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
419 : a novel, Will Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, 2012
  • Originally published: Canada : Penguin (Canada), 2012
Control code
000051864037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9781781855065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
419 : a novel, Will Ferguson
Publication
Note
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, 2012
  • Originally published: Canada : Penguin (Canada), 2012
Control code
000051864037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9781781855065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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