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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 ...

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Jan 19, 2012

teens and card players

A very interesting book, a good story for those who like quirky well thought out childrens literature such as adults who enjoy Louis Sacher 'Holes' or other such writers. This is very clever if you wish to introduce yourself or someone younger to the game of bridge, as an explanation of games is included, or can be omitted if you just wish to follow the story line.
Not many would be brave enough to attempt this, but it does work well on both levels.

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