Download e-book for kindle: Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss by Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme

By Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme

ISBN-10: 0156010704

ISBN-13: 9780156010702

Double Down is a real tale, a terrifying roller-coaster experience deep into the center of 2 males, and into the area of floating Gulf Coast casinos. whilst either one of their mom and dad died inside of a little while of one another, the writers Frederick and Steven Barthelme, either professors of English in Mississippi, inherited a goodly amount of cash. What used to be a binge in which they gambled away their complete fortune-and extra. after which, in a merciless accident, they have been charged with dishonest on the tables.

Told with a mix of disappointment and wry humor, and with a compelling examine the actual charisma of gambling-the suppose of the playing cards, the odor of the group, the sounds of the tables-Double Down is a mirrored image at the entice of not easy the chances, the appeal of entering into the void. A cautionary story (the brothers have been ultimately exonerated), it's a e-book that, as soon as learn, just isn't forgotten.

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