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Set in and around St. John's, Newfoundland, in the late 1960s, The Good Thief is the story of eighteen-year-old Sonny McCluskey, the son of an eccentric father, a man on a mission. Like his hero, Robin Hood, Charlie McCluskey is hell-bent on justice for the poor, one day at a time. Sonny’s father dies, leaving him the family business, a small auto repair shop, and a long-standing family secret, with a summary of his unique philosophy on how to make money and do good. Sonny promises to uphold the family tradition, but the more he discovers about his father's checkered past, the more difficult it becomes to keep his promise. Despite his good intentions, Sonny is drawn further and further into a dangerous underworld, forcing him to face some life-changing challenges he could never have foreseen. "Leo Furey’s The Good Thief is tension-charged, roaring with suspense. The plot runs like a speeding motorcycle on a twisting road. A cast of characters so rich and crusty and deep, you’ll never forget them. Romance and bravery, criminal hijinks and high moral stakes, tender filial love, and a hunger for spiritual truth, all crashing up against rampant greed. Here are sticky fingers—pick this book up, you won’t be able to put it down.” — Lisa Moore
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About the Author
Leo Furey is a writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His first novel, The Long Run, was a 2004 Globe and Mail Best Book and was chosen by Barnes and Noble for their prestigious 2007 Discover Great New Writers Seasonal Picks. The Long Run received excellent reviews in various newspapers and literary journals across Canada and was on several bestseller lists. In the US, the novel received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Furey’s short stories, reviews, and journalism have been published in several literary magazines, including the Newfoundland Quarterly, Tickleace, the Antigonish Review, the Nashwaak Review, the Fiddlehead, and the Walrus. He is founder of Broken Earth Productions, a theatre company that raises money for Broken Earth (brokenearth.ca), a non-profit group of Canadian health care individuals providing medical assistance to earthquake victims.