The Next Sure Thing

The Next Sure Thing

Paperback - 2011
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Cree Thunderboy wants nothing less than to be the next great blues man. But, playing to tiny audiences in shabby rooms like Shelly's Crab Shack, his career is stalled. Then at the race track he meets Win Hardy, a seemingly charming rogue who spots Cree's knack for picking winning horses. He offers to record his first CD and send him on tour, as long as Cree can keep coming up with the hot tips at the track.

Things are looking good for Cree until he discovers Win's connections to the mob and his violent response to anything that doesn't go his way. And when things inevitably go bad, Cree discovers that in life and in gambling there is never really the next sure thing.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Raven Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781554699001
Characteristics: 134 pages ;,19 cm.


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Marsali MacIver
Feb 17, 2013

I am always captivated by the poetry of Wagamese's stories. "The Next Sure Thing" continues that tradition with a short, tight and beautifully constructed story which seems all the better for it's compact style. A wonderful read full of elegant and tightly-descriptive prose.

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