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Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Jerry McGuinty is a simple, self-made builder who claims he can plaster a wall that will change your life. Simon Struthers is a disaffected businessman who proves the old adage about money and happiness. Together they face the new Ottawa of the seventies: brash, bright, and ready for the taking. With their different careers and successes, these two strangers seek to carve out their own happiness-Jerry with his new wife, Simon with his endless affairs and intrigues. But love can be suffocated by the drive to succeed, and individuals crushed by greed and progress. Only when both men realize what they have to lose will their lives finally intersect, and the story spiral to its astonishing conclusion.

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated, with love, to Jaci, Sean, Howard

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Orlando, Florida,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Harcourt , 2004 .
      Extent: 403p.
      ISBN: 0151010285
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Jonathan Cape , 2004 .
      Extent: 357 [2]p.
      ISBN: 022406455X (hbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage , 2005 .
      Extent: 358p.
      ISBN: 0099458942

Works about this Work

A Builder's Life Makes Stage of the Page Stella Clarke , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 May 2004; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Some Great Thing Colin McAdam 2004 single work novel
Energetic, Ambitious Debut Dorothy Johnston , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 June 2004; (p. 2a)

— Review of Some Great Thing Colin McAdam 2004 single work novel
A Builder's Life Makes Stage of the Page Stella Clarke , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 May 2004; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Some Great Thing Colin McAdam 2004 single work novel
Energetic, Ambitious Debut Dorothy Johnston , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 June 2004; (p. 2a)

— Review of Some Great Thing Colin McAdam 2004 single work novel
Last amended 8 May 2006 14:24:34
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