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The Wagers

Author : Sean Michaels
Publisher : Random House Canada
Page : 348 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2019-09-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780735278127

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Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mics, he's still waiting for his break--bicycling to the comedy club at night, stacking plums at his family's grand and ramshackle supermarket by day. His girlfriend is halfway around the world, searching for enlightenment with a patron who happens to be the richest man on Earth, and when two other loved-ones get struck by bolts from the blue, Theo decides he can't keep chasing his old dreams any longer. He resolves to trade his wishes in, pursuing a bigger score. Here Sean Michaels' novel takes a surprise left turn, away from the price of milk and into a shabby, beautiful, imaginary Montreal where peacocks strut on street corners and gamblers bet on sunny days. Theo uncovers a mysterious association of sports-obsessed mathematicians, The Rabbit's Foot, which is turning probability into riches, and the vigilante No Name Gang, who steal luck from those who have taken more than their fair share. Bursting with sheer story-telling pleasure and stylish prose, The Wagers carries you along on wave after wave of invention--a literary motorcycle chase that soon has you wondering about the randomness of good fortune and all the ways we choose to wage our lives.

The Wagers

Author : Sean Michaels
Publisher : Tin House Books
Page : 398 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2020-01-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781947793644

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From Giller-Prize-winning author Sean Michaels, The Wagers is a wild and magical novel about what it means to not only chase luck, but find it. When Theo Potiris performed his stand-up comedy act on Conan at 25, he thought he’d hit it big. But ten years later, he's still spending his days working at his parents’ grocery store, bicycling to the local open mic, and writing letters to a girlfriend who lives halfway around the world. Theo’s desperate for a break. But when he brings his thirteen-year-old niece to the horse track to place a birthday bet—a Potiris family tradition—the goddess of good luck strikes her instead, in the form of a small fortune. Try as he might to be happy for her, Theo’s shock and envy finally push him out of the family nest, away from his comedy dreams and toward a new calling. First: a mysterious corporation called The Rabbit’s Foot, which carefully quantifies and cashes in on luck. Then: to a gang of vigilantes, who recruit Theo to help them steal luck from those who carry more than their fair share. The Wagers is a literary motorcycle chase, carried by stylish prose and delightful invention. But it’s also an investigation of work and purpose, happiness and art, the randomness of good fortune, and all the ways we choose to wage our lives.

The Headmaster's Wager

Author : Vincent Lam
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2012-04-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307367914

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From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive gambler and an incorrigible womanizer. He is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of the Chen Academy. He is fiercely proud of his Chinese heritage, and quick to spot the business opportunities rife in a divided country. He devotedly ignores all news of the fighting that swirls around him, choosing instead to read the faces of his opponents at high-stakes mahjong tables. But when his only son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away. In the loneliness that follows, Percival finds solace in Jacqueline, a beautiful woman of mixed French and Vietnamese heritage, and Laing Jai, a son born to them on the eve of the Tet offensive. Percival's new-found happiness is precarious, and as the complexities of war encroach further and further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see. Blessed with intriguingly flawed characters moving through a richly drawn historical and physical landscape, The Headmaster's Wager is a riveting story of love, betrayal and sacrifice.

The Wager

Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 54 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2017-09-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0999453009

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A spin on the King Arthur classic of old, Sherrilyn Kenyon returns with her Dark-Hunters: Lords of Avalon: While carousing late one night with his friends, the infamous writer, Sir Thomas Malory runs afoul of Merlin the Magician, and learns the value of keeping secrets when dealing with sorcerers, knights of Arthur, and the Lords of Avalon.

The Wager

Author : Robert L. Fish
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2015-06-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781480477377

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A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York’s most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested. In the shadows, Victor Girard—a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people’s lives as well—watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens’ reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece—and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose.

The Lost City of Z

Author : David Grann
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2010-01-26
Category : History
ISBN : 9781400078455

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century—the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. “Suspenseful…rollicking.” —The New York Times In 1925, Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

The Wager

Author : Mark Howard Medoff
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Page : 92 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : American drama
ISBN : 0822212145

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THE STORY: Leeds, a brainy, tart-tongued graduate student, has bet his super-jock roommate, Ward (a Phys-Ed major), that Ward can seduce Honor, the wife of a young professor (Ron). But Leeds has also wagered that if Ward is successful, Ron will m

The Wager

Author : Metsy Hingle
Publisher : Harlequin
Page : 363 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2014-10-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781460363843

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The Princess—New Orleans's most luxurious hotel. Sixty years ago, ownership of the hotel was lost to the powerful Jardine family in a wager that cost its matriarch her greatest love. Now, in a daring bid to keep the hotel, her legacy and her family together, she's made a new wager, betting everything on a granddaughter she's never met. IT WAS A HIGH-STAKES GAME… After her mother's tragic death, Laura Harte learns her life has been a lie. All she has left are questions. Why did her mother hide the truth from her? Why had her powerful father denied her? The answers can only be found in New Orleans—with a grandmother she never knew existed…and a man she isn't sure she can trust. Hotel magnate Josh Logan owns some of the world's finest hotels—but not the one he wants most: The Princess. He'll stop at nothing to reclaim his grandfather's legacy. Even if it means winning the heart of the young woman to whom The Princess rightfully belongs. AND THERE COULD BE ONLY ONE WINNER… But as the secrets and sins of the past unravel, Laura and Josh find themselves in a dangerous game where no risk is too great and falling in love is not an option.

The Wager: A Billionaire Romance (Wagered Hearts Series Book 1)

Author : Calista Kyle
Publisher : Calista Kyle
Page : 134 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2014-12-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Book 1 of the Wagered Hearts Series by Calista Kyle. A Bookworm Lily Hayward doesn’t do parties, doesn’t like attention, and she definitely doesn’t date. This unassuming book shop owner would rather spend a night in with a good book rather than hobnob with the rich and famous. When her best friend Mel begs her to attend a charity gala with her, Lily reluctantly agrees. All she wants is to get through the night without embarrassing herself or snapping someone’s head off. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. Lily causes a bit of a stir when she berates another guest for spilling his drink on her. ...and a Billionaire Roman Conrad is rich, bored and too handsome for his own good. He’s never had a problem attracting women. When he sees Lily at a charity gala, she’s already made a little name for herself as an Ice Princess. Seeing the perfect opportunity to alleviate his boredom and to get one over an acquaintance, he makes a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with him. What he never expected was that he would be the one in danger of falling in love. The Betrayal After a painful past, Lily is gun-shy when it come to love and trusting her heart to anyone. She suspects Roman may be too good to be true, but against her better judgment, she can’t help being drawn to him anyway. She has no idea about the bet and Roman wants to keep it that way, but fate has other plans. After spending his whole life waiting for a woman like Lily will one careless wager ruin everything and tear them apart? Wagered Hearts Series Book 1: The Wager Book 2: The Risk (Available Now!) Book 3: The Game (Available Now!)

Taking Pascal's Wager

Author : Michael Rota
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2016-04-21
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780830899999

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WORLD Magazine’s Best Books of 2016 Short List Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Apologetics/Evangelism Since we can't know with absolute certainty that God exists, each of us in a sense makes a bet. If we believe in God and are right, the benefits include eternal life. If we are wrong, the downside is limited. On the other hand, we might not believe in God. If we are right, then we will have lived in line with reality. If we are wrong, however, the consequences could be eternally disastrous. This was the challenge posed by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal over three hundred years ago. But Michael Rota contends that Pascal's argument is still compelling today. Since there is much to gain (for ourselves as well as for others) and relatively little to lose, the wise decision is to seek a relationship with God and live a Christian life. Rota considers Pascal's wager and the roles of uncertainty, evidence and faith in making a commitment to God. By engaging with themes such as decision theory, the fine-tuning of the universe, divine hiddenness, the problem of evil, the historicity of the resurrection and the nature of miracles, he probes the many dynamics at work in embracing the Christian faith. In addition, Rota takes a turn not found in many books of philosophy. He looks at the actual effects of such a commitment in three recent, vivid, gripping examples—Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jean Vanier and Immaculée Ilibagiza. Like Pascal, Rota leaves us with a question: What wager will we make?

My Beloved Wager

Author : Erin Mouré
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 349 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Poetics
ISBN : 189712645X

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My Beloved Wager gathers essays by noted poet and translator ErA-n Moure, and records a quarter century of writing practice emerging from a city of exhilarating poetic and translatory possibility: Montreal. In her essays and linguistic-sculptural interventions on what poetry makes possible, Moure reveals why she has placed her bets on poetry as a way of life. In these works, the richness of poetry is laid bare as Moure challenges us to think more deeply about who we are as speakers, readers, writers, and citizens of the world.

The Wager

Author : Kerry Casey
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2020-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0976976560

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Max Hanson had the dream job. As a golf commentator, he traveled to the world's most breathtaking courses, covering golfers he once played against on tour. Then, mysteriously, he was fired from the job he loved.Now a greenskeeper at a course hosting an LPGA tournament, Max meets Zoey Williams, the second-ranked women's player. Zoey tells Max the real reason he was fired: his innocent on-air critique of Tye Walker, an aging prima donna tour player.Max, incensed-and more than a little drunk-exposes Tye on social media as a horrible person (and putter). Things escalate. Their Twitter war goes viral, turning into a $15 million match play wager. Certainly, Max has no chance of winning. Until he becomes involved with Zoey, who agrees to coach him.Max has all of his money and even more of his heart on the line.

The Poethical Wager

Author : Joan Retallack
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Art
ISBN : 0520218418

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Annotation The interrelated essays in this book explore the coming together of ethics and poetics in literatures that engage with their contemporary moments to become wagers on the future of meaning. The central concern of The Poethical Wager is the relation of poetics to agency in a chaotic world.

Love in the Wager

Author : Kasey Stockton
Publisher : Independently Published
Page : 262 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2019-08-30
Category : Man-woman relationships
ISBN : 1689468440

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When Lydia's father tells her he's obtained a husband for her, Mr. Thornton, she doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. She'd only met the man once before, and he'd immediately left her stranded in a ballroom after asking her to dance. How could she marry a man who already deemed her forgettable?

The Wallflower Wager

Author : Tessa Dare
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2019-08-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062672155

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . . Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.