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Jack of Diamonds

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Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever. 'Jack of Diamonds' is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.

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Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds.Bryce Courtenay AM passed away in November 2012, aged seventy-nine, at his home in Canberra.

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Book Description Penguin Aus., 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. [Url removed] If poker was an addiction then music was an overwhelming obsession; one could never replace the other in my life.  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 of escaping 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 in Canada, wartime Europe and 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 far reaches of Africa, to a rare and valuable bird that may seal his fate ? and to the love of a very different woman. Set across three continents, Jack of Diamonds is a spellbinding story of chance, music, corruption and love. Bryce Courtenay writes in a moving epilogue that Jack of Diamonds will be his last novel. 'Jack of Diamonds is classic Courtenay.' The Age 'The main achievement of Jack of Diamonds is to offer ? a sense of [Courtenay's] real voice, of the intelligent, engaged and kind human being who wrote it.' The Age 'His books may incidentally have promoted racial tolerance among his many readers, who would then have this to thank him for, along with decades of entertainment.' Weekend Australian 'This book will be treasured by many.' Hobsons Bay Leader 'An entertaining read.' Launceston Examiner 'Yet another blockbuster [to delight] his loyal readers.' Burnie Advocate  . Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40008888

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