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Jack of Diamonds

Jack of Diamonds

(2012)
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Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage.
But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever.
 After being taken under the wing of 'Miss Frostbite', the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica.
 After the death of his mother, he travels to Las Vegas and finds work in the clubs there, but is increasingly drawn to gambling.
 He earns a reputation as a good player, which brings him to the attention of the mafia. Jack wants to join the professional circuit, and to do that he needs serious money behind him.
 It's this need that sees him travel to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.
 He gradually falls in love with Africa - and then with a beautiful Ethiopian woman. They move to London, where they bring up a daughter who becomes a supermodel. In a dramatic twist, the story returns to Africa - and to a fortune in diamonds. Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 0-670-07607-4 / 978-0-670-07607-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Australia
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 0-14-318819-4 / 978-0-14-318819-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-5012-7250-0 / 978-1-5012-7250-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2014 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-4862-1346-4 / 978-1-4862-1346-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2013 : Australia Audio Cassette
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74318-476-X / 978-1-74318-476-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74267-948-X / 978-1-74267-948-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74285-505-9 / 978-1-74285-505-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74267-949-8 / 978-1-74267-949-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74285-506-7 / 978-1-74285-506-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

November 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Jack of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Jack Of Diamonds
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: e-penguin
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