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


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

Category: Sports Stories
Autor: Louis Sachar
Editor: -
Rating: 2.4 of 5 stars
Counts: 1734
Original Format: CD-Audio
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Publication date: 11 May 2010
Publication City/Country: New York, NYUnited States
Publisher: Listening Library
Language: English
ISBN: 0307712133
ISBN13: 9780307712134
Size - Weight: 129.54x 149.86x 30.48mm - 181.44g
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Original Title: The Cardturner : A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
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How are we supposed to be partners?
He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules!
The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner--whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich.
But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.