Usually it's other people's lives that are a mess. But when successful divorce lawyer JB's best friend dies, he finds his own world in turmoil. Suddenly, he must reexamine years of choices -- and one big secret. Card Game follows JB and his band of poker playing brothers from their first game in a 1970's suburban Maryland basement through their most memorable good and bad bets and wins and losses, as the men gather at a funeral to reflect on everything that they've faced together, and, even more importantly, all that they have not. Card Game brings to life an era of prank phone calls and fake IDs, unsupervised boys' nights out, and moments of head-shaking depravity, even as it tells the story of what happens when these boys grow up. A funny, poignant, and at times painful meditation on death, lifelong friendships, and honesty, Card Game is as irreverent as it is heartfelt.I loved it when, every so often, the boys would ask me for a multiplechoice question and try to guess the answer. The winner ... As we approached Atlantic City, the car was clamoring for one of my patented trivia questions. Happily, I gave in.
|Publisher||:||Wheatmark, Inc. - 2015-03-28|