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Double Down

Double Down

(1999)
Reflections On Gambling And Loss
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Double Down is a true story, a terrifying roller-coaster ride deep into the heart of two men, and into the world of floating Gulf Coast casinos. When both of their parents died within a short time of each other, the writers Frederick and Steven Barthelme, both professors of English in Mississippi, inherited a goodly sum of money. What followed was a binge during which they gambled away their entire fortune-and more. And then, in a cruel twist of fate, they were charged with cheating at the tables.

Told with a mixture of sadness and wry humor, and with a compelling look at the physical aura of gambling-the feel of the cards, the smell of the crowd, the sounds of the tables-Double Down is a reflection on the lure of challenging the odds, the attraction of stepping into the void. A cautionary tale (the brothers were eventually exonerated), it is a book that, once read, will never be forgotten.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme
ISBN: 0-395-95429-0 / 978-0-395-95429-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss
Author(s): Frederick and Steven Barthelme
ISBN: 0-15-601070-4 / 978-0-15-601070-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

January 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme, Steven Barthelme
Publisher: Mariner Books
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