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The Ballad of a Small Player free pdf A riveting tale of risk and obsession set in the alluring world of Macau's casinos, by the author of the critically acclaimed "The Forgiven." As night falls on Macau and the neon signs that line the rain-slick streets come alive, Doyle - "Lord Doyle" to his fellow players - descends into his casino of choice to try his luck at the baccarat tables that are the anchor of his current existence. A corrupt English lawyer who has escaped prosecution by fleeing to the East, Doyle spends his nights drinking and gambling and his days sleeping off his excesses, continually haunted by his past. Taking refuge in a series of louche and dimly lit hotels, he watches his fortune rise and fall as the cards decide his fate. In a moment of crisis he meets Dao-Ming, an enigmatic Chinese woman who appears to be a denizen of the casinos just like himself, and seems to offer him salvation in the form of both money and love. But as Doyle attempts to make a rare and true connection, all that he accepts as reality seems to be slipping from his grasp. Resonant of classics by Dostoevsky and Graham Greene, "The Ballad of a Small Player" is a timeless tale steeped in eerie suspense and rich atmosphere.

About Lawrence Osborne

LAWRENCE OSBORNE is the author of the bestselling novel "The Forgiven" and six books of nonfiction. His short story "Volcano" was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and he has written for the "New York Times Magazine," the" New Yorker," "Forbes," "Harper's," and several other publications.

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Author : Lawrence Osborne
Publisher : Hogarth
Data Published : 01 April 2014
ISBN : 0804137978
EAN : 9780804137973
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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