Blind Luck

Paperback | December 28, 2012

byScott Carter

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Dave Bolden's life feels like it's on repeat. He works his eight hours at a boutique accounting firm, goes home, gets drunk and wakes up the next day to go back to work with a hangover. But his life changes when an eighteen-wheel truck crashes through the front windows of his workplace, killing everyone except him. Shortly after the accident, he is approached by an eccentric businessman, Mr. Thorrin, who interprets Dave's survival as luck and sets out to exploit what he perceives as a gift. Mr. Thorrin wants Dave to participate in gambling, stock manipulation and extreme betting, all based on this belief. Complicating Dave's life further is his strained relationship with his father, a lifelong compulsive gambler. The more he interacts with his father, the more he realizes a series of events from his childhood support the theory that he is unusually lucky. What transpires is a series of extreme tests of luck, orchestrated by the very mysterious Mr. Thorrin. The more Dave denies that he is lucky, the more he finds himself in situations that make it appear that he is. As the stakes rise both financially and personally, Dave is left to decide whether his run of good fortune is a gift or a curse.

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Dave Bolden's life feels like it's on repeat. He works his eight hours at a boutique accounting firm, goes home, gets drunk and wakes up the next day to go back to work with a hangover. But his life changes when an eighteen-wheel truck crashes through the front windows of his workplace, killing everyone except him. Shortly after the ac...

Scott Carter began his writing career publishing short stories in small literary zines and literary journals . He is also a screenwriter, and his first short film debuted at the Exploding Cinema Film Festival in Los Angeles. His latest short film, The Unspoken Promise, was written for Bravo! Television. Carter lives in Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 28, 2012Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926607007

ISBN - 13:9781926607009

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from No point betting on this book, it's a sure-fire win! I've been looking forward to reading this book for quite some time. Based on what I've read from Scott Carter in the past, you can expect great characters matched with an intriguing plot. After all, who doesn't wonder if things like fate or luck play a role in determining our lives? What the main character, Dave, goes through in this novel is sure to cause readers to reflect and wonder about what turns their own lives might take. So far I've only read brief excerpts of the book but based on Carter's script and screen writing credentials I have high hopes and expectations that I don't doubt will be met. Hopefully this is just the first of many novels from this great Canadian talent!
Date published: 2010-02-15

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Blind Luck is an extremely engaging novel. Carter, who is also a screenwriter (and English teacher), has crafted a book that craves to be made into a film. The action never flags, the characters are sharply drawn (especially Dave, whom I imagine played by John Cusak), and the scene shifts from Daves past to present are smoothly handled... - Bill Maclean, The Beach Metro