Jack Of Diamonds

April 30, 2013|
Jack Of Diamonds by Bryce Courtenay
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During the Great Depression there was little hope for a boy born into the slums of Cabbagetown, Toronto.

But Jack Spayd is offered a ticket out in the form of a Hohner harmonica, won by his brutal, drunken father in a late-night card game. Jack makes music as a way to escape his surroundings, and his talent leads him to a jazz club and, eventually, to the jazz piano.

Jack is a virtuoso and hits the road, enchanting audiences from Toronto to Moose Jaw, London to Las Vegas, where he is caught up in the world of elite poker and falls under the spell of his boss, the enigmatic Bridgett Fuller.

Vegas is a hard town ruled by the Mafia, but Jack prospers until his luck turns bad and he falls foul of the Mob. Forced to run for his life from Vegas, he must also leave the woman he adores. His adventuring takes him to the copper mines of the Belgian Congo, to a rare and valuable bird that may seal his fate—and to the love of a very different woman.

Jack of Diamonds is the spellbinding final novel of a beloved storyteller, a tale of a young, talented man fighting to achieve his ambitions and using his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.

Title:Jack Of DiamondsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:720 pages, 9 X 6.02 X 1.87 inShipping dimensions:720 pages, 9 X 6.02 X 1.87 inPublished:April 30, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143188194

ISBN - 13:9780143188193

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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