The Cardturner (Paperback)
  • The Cardturner (Paperback)

The Cardturner (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 09/08/2011
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When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise!

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408808511

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I know nothing about bridge. This book is immense however. You must read this its even better, then there is a boy in the girls bathroom. He has this secert code which allows the reader to skip the bridge parts,... More

Paperback edition
23rd June 2012
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“Exciting book!”

A real exciting book, that drags you into the story and the game of bridge

Paperback edition
5th July 2011
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“Louis Sachar's latest triumph”

"The Cardturner" is a hilariously funny story, but also with a deeper, gentler side, creating the perfect balance.

Alton Richards is basically your average 17-year-old guy, eccentric relatives included!... More

Hardback edition
11th June 2010
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