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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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The True Life Adventures of Sparrow Drinkwater by Trevor Ferguson

The True Life Adventures of Sparrow Drinkwater (1993)

(From Goodreads)

Before his mother abandoned Sparrow Drinkwater on her way to Montreal, she told him that his father was a raven. A stiff bookkeeper adopts the abandoned Sparrow, who was raised in an insane asylum. Like an offbeat, modern-day Siddharta in search of the truth about his mother's disappearance, Sparrow roams through seedy Montreal, looks to a witch for friendship, turns some tricks in Geneva's boardrooms and escapes to the Caribbean. While describing The True Life Adventures of Sparrow Drinkwater, Trevor Ferguson bypasses time, space and anything else that stands in Sparrow's view of the world.

Trevor Ferguson

(From Simon & Schuster)

Trevor Ferguson is the author of seven novels under his own name and another three under his pseudonym, John Farrow. One of his novels became a feature film, The Timekeeper. Four of his plays have been produced, including an off-Broadway engagement and one seen by more than 22,000 patrons in a single run. He teaches creative writing at Concordia University and lives with his wife in Hudson, Quebec.