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Spadework

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Lust. Infidelity. Betrayal. Murder.

On a summer evening in Stratford, Ontario, the errant thrust of agardener’s spade slices a telephone cable into instant silence. The resulting disconnection is devastating. With the failure of one call to reach a house, an ambitious young actor becomes the victim of sexual blackmail. The blocking of a second call leads tragically to murder. And when a Bell Canada repairman arrives to mend the broken line, his innocent yet irresistible male beauty has explosive consequences.

In Spadework, Timothy Findley, master storyteller and playwright, has created an electric wordplay of infidelity and morality set on the stage of Canada’s preeminent theater town. In this fictional portrait, intrigue, passion, and ambition are always waiting in the wings. Findley peoples the town with theater folk, artists, writers, and visitors (both welcome and unwelcome), and with lives that are immediately recognizable as "Findley-esque" -- the lonely, the dispossessed, and the sexually troubled.

A story that ripples with ever-widening repercussions, a sensual, witty, and completely absorbing novel, Spadework is another Timothy Findley winner.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-06-019472-3 / 978-0-06-019472-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-225508-1 / 978-0-00-225508-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-571-21454-1 / 978-0-571-21454-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-639307-1 / 978-0-00-639307-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-06-093262-7 / 978-0-06-093262-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-571-21453-3 / 978-0-571-21453-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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July 2002 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Spadework : A Novel
Author(s): Timothy Findley
ISBN: 0-00-648501-4 / 978-0-00-648501-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Spadework
Author(s): Timothy Findley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA