By Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme

Double Down is a real tale, a terrifying roller-coaster journey deep into the guts of 2 males, and into the area of floating Gulf Coast casinos. while either one of their mom and dad died inside of a short while of one another, the writers Frederick and Steven Barthelme, either professors of English in Mississippi, inherited a goodly amount of money. What was once a binge in which they gambled away their whole fortune-and extra. after which, in a merciless coincidence, they have been charged with dishonest on the tables.

Told with a mix of unhappiness and wry humor, and with a compelling examine the actual air of mystery of gambling-the consider of the playing cards, the scent of the gang, the sounds of the tables-Double Down is a mirrored image at the trap of hard the chances, the allure of moving into the void. A cautionary story (the brothers have been ultimately exonerated), it's a e-book that, as soon as learn, isn't forgotten.

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