The Color of Money

Product Number: EB00736811
Released: Sep 27, 2018
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ISBN: #9780795342943
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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A legendary pool hustler tries to make a comeback in the novel that inspired the Martin Scorsese film: "A great read, entertainment of a high order" (Los Angeles Times). Fast Eddie Felson was the best in the country. Then he walked out on his talent. He ran a poolroom for the next twenty years, got married, and watched pool games on television. One evening he watches a pool player who reminds him of his old rival, Minnesota Fats, and it sparks something in him. Feeling a sudden grief at the loss of his old self and his old life, he leaves behind his business—and his marriage—and finds Fats, now retired in the Florida Keys. Now the pair is about to embark on a tour of the country together. Eddie hopes to recapture his glory days, but the journey will come with a price . . . The author of the classic The Hustler, which also features Fast Eddie Felson, "is unequaled when it comes to creating and sustaining the tension of a high stakes game. Even readers who have never lifted a cue will be captivated" (Publishers Weekly). "Tevis writes about pool with power and poetry and tension. From the opening scene of this fine book, the reunion between Eddie and Fats twenty years after, the staccato beat of the prose and finely drawn characters grab the reader and don't let go. You don't have to like pool to like this book, to appreciate its sense of living on the edge." —The Washington Post

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Author(s): Walter Tevis
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2014

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Author(s): Walter Tevis
Narrator(s): Michael Butler Murray
Product Number DD46320
Released: Jun 25, 2019
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781630154332
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Author(s): Walter Tevis
Narrator(s): Michael Butler Murray
Product Number Z100151532
Released: Jun 25, 2019
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515936008

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