The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker

The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.   How are we supposed to be partners? He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules!   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 thei

Louis Sachar
Delacorte Press

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