Is there any greater thrill than staring down your opponent across the poker table, waiting for the card that will make or break your hand? Acclaimed YA novelist Pete Hautman would know—he’s been a poker fanatic for thirty years. And with poker now an international TV phenomenon, the time seems right for an anthology about this most exciting game.
From a contest that pits a hapless teen against his girlfriend’s redneck family, to a midnight game with the Devil, to an Internet poker scheme gone horribly wrong, the stories here brilliantly reveal how poker can both irrevocably affect and eerily imitate teenage life.
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About Pete Hautman
Pete Hautman and Mary Logue both live in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
About K. L. Going
K. L. Going lives with her family in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Since graduating from college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for a major airline, a front desk clerk at… More about K. L. Going
About Gary Phillips
Gary Phillips is the author of the Ivan Monk mysteries, Violent Spring and Perdition USA. He has also worked as a security guard, printer, a shade tree mechanic (rebuilding a ?58 Ford Fairlane with his father), a labor union organizer,… More about Gary Phillips
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Sep 20, 2007| 192 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9781440621178