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Riassunto: The steady tick of an aged Regulator wall clock and the squeak of an overhead fan turning slowly are soft but insistent, counting down the night, while the high desert thrums like a half-remembered Victrola song. The sounds are below the consciousness of Winchell Dear, an old-time gambler, a Texas poker player on the southern circuit, as he waits for something . . . something vague that his life of chance tells him is evil and moving his way.
In Diablo Canyon, a distant part of Winchell Dear’s ranch, Peter Long Grass squats by a campfire, contemplating the profile he saw moving along the ridge of Guapa Mountain an hour ago, thinking about the gambler’s housekeeper, Sonia Dominguez, about the small, quiet world he has fashioned far from civilization and what undefined presence might now be threatening it. He gathers his tools and begins to run across the desert floor.
And boring toward all of them is a cream-colored Lincoln Continental with two men aboard. Traveling from Los Angeles on a mission they’ve been given, they are professionals, cool and implacable at the start, but becoming steadily more confused by the strange landscape they are passing through. Forty minutes from their task, they ready themselves, while a kitchen wall clock ticks its way through the long night of Winchell Dear.
The Long Night of Winchell Dear finds master storyteller Robert James Waller at his best as he takes us into the shadowy world of high-stakes poker fought in the back rooms of Amarillo and Little Rock, and headlong toward the story’s stunning finale of chaotic terror, where an unexpected hero emerges.
About the Author: Robert James Waller is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Bridges of Madison County and Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend. His other works include the New York Times bestsellers Old Songs in a New Café: Selected Essays, Border Music, and Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, and his book of photographs, Images.
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Descrizione libro No binding. Condizione libro: Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. Codice libro della libreria 012-56HB-XX39
Descrizione libro Random House Audio, 2006. Audio CD. Condizione libro: Good. 2006. A good ex-library audio book in a 4-CD set. Some CDs have light scuffs or smudges, but nothing that should interfere with listening. Library markings on hard plastic case, and small markings on each CD. Case has some very slight dents and rubbing, but is otherwise fine. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Codice libro della libreria mon0000167269
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807393398554.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807393398553.0
Descrizione libro Random House Audio, 2006. Audio CD. Condizione libro: Good. Unabridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0739339850