BOB THE GAMBLER.

Barthelme, Frederick.

ISBN 10: 0395809770 / ISBN 13: 9780395809778
Published by Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. dj, 1997
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Set in Biloxi, Mississippi, and described as "A wonderfully crackball love story in which Ray and Jewel Kaiser try out the Paradise casino and what curious things happen to them; what tricks of chance involving, among others, Jewel's fourteen-year-old daughter RV, the casino and its personnel, Ray's dead father, and a mother convinced that a sitcom star is visiting across the street from her house" this darkly funny novel has dustjacket praise from such authors as John Barth, Robert Olen Butler and more. Barthelme has also written eloquently in the New Yorker magazine about his own real problems with gambling. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 64246

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Title: BOB THE GAMBLER.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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What I'd always liked about Biloxi was the decay, the things falling apart, the crap along the beach, the skeletons of abandoned hotels, the trashy warehouses and the rundown piers jutting out into the dirty water, so I wasn't thrilled that in the last five years our dinky coast town had been turned into an outlet-mall version of Las Vegas, with a dozen cartoon casinos, lots of gussied-up Motel 6 hotel rooms, an ocean of slicked-back hair, and a big increase in unsavory tourists. On this Sunday, after the NFL preseason game, we were sitting on the porch quiet as mice when Jewel held up the newspaper and said, "Raymond. Let's go here and do this," and "here" was the Paradise casino, a dozen blocks away on the beach in Biloxi, and "this" was gambling. So begins this crackball love story with a wonderfully dark underbelly, in which Ray and Jewel Kaiser try out the Paradise. What curious thing happens to them, and how they react to this trick of chance - and through a procession of misadve

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Frederick Barthelme is the author of eleven books, most recently BOB THE GAMBLER and THE PAINTED DESERT. He directs the writing program at the University of Southern Mississippi and edits the literary journal Mississippi Review. Mr. Barthelme currently lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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