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The Resource The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar

The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar

Label
The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker
Title
The cardturner
Title remainder
a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker
Statement of responsibility
Louis Sachar
Title variation
Card turner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Through Alton's wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality -- and inspires readers to think and think again
Cataloging source
CaOTBNC
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1954-
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Sachar, Louis
Dewey number
j813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Teenage boys
  • Uncles
  • Blind
  • Rich people
  • Contract bridge
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780385670197
System control number
  • ocn633156704
  • (OCoLC)633156704
Label
The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker, Louis Sachar
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780385670197
System control number
  • ocn633156704
  • (OCoLC)633156704

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