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Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss by Frederick Barthelme

Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss

by Frederick Barthelme


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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 heard, will never be forgotten.


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