The Noble Hustle

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The Noble Hustle

The Noble Hustle

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator took the Greyhound to Atlantic City to learn the ways of high-stakes Texas Hold’em. Poker culture, he discovered, is marked by joy, heartbreak, and grizzled veterans playing against teenage hotshots weaned on Internet gambling. Not to mention the not-to-be overlooked issue of coordinating Port Authority bus schedules with your kid’s drop-off and pickup at school. Finally arriving in Vegas for the multimillion-dollar tournament, Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event’s antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. Entertaining, ironic, and strangely profound, this epic search for meaning at the World Series of Poker is a sure bet. An NPR Best Book of the Year Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

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The Noble Hustle
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Pages: 256
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Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Anchor

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a
Congressional Record
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. Congress
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1944 - Publisher:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of
The Horseman Hustle
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Robert Collins
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-19 - Publisher: Robert Collins

Luya is a former robber turned agent of her King. Horsemen from the eastern plains have raided the kingdom. Rumors are that other lands have made bargains with the horsemen to slow the raids. Luya is tasked with making a bargain to spare her homeland. She’s going to need all
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Pages: 196
Authors: Derek C. Maus
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-12 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Since the publication of his first novel, The Intuitionist, in 1999, Colson Whitehead (b. 1969) has been considered an important new voice in American literature. His seven subsequent books have done little to contradict that initial assessment, especially after 2016’s The Underground Railroad spent many weeks at the top of
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