A Gambler's Anatomy: A Novel

A Gambler's Anatomy: A Novel

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The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a devilishly entertaining novel about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he's psychic. Too bad about the tumor in his face.

Handsome, impeccably tuxedoed Bruno Alexander travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur "whales" who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon. Fronted by his pasty, vampiric manager, Edgar Falk, Bruno arrives in Berlin after… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Lethem is a flashy stylist, and his prose is a pleasure. So try reading to about page 175, then put The Blot down while you’re still having a good time. For glass-half-full optimists, the verdict that a novel is only one-third rubbish still qualifies as a thumbs-up.

The references to Hendrix, Duran Duran, Star Wars and pot-smoking 40-aughts further hammer home the sense that A Gambler’s Anatomy is built in large part as a spot-the-reference beach read for savvy boomers.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Doubleday (October 18, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 767 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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