Book: The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker

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The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker

Author: Louis Sachar
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

When Alton’s ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it’s better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton’s mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future.

But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar’s wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion.

Alton’s mother is in for a surprise!

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