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The Gambler

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Set in Dublin between the wars, this provides an accurate picture of a family's slow decline into ruin. The shadowy figure of the Dancer reappears while his son, the Gambler of the title, struggles through to manhood.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Irish American Book Company (first published October 1996)
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I love this. Great stories and unusual beautifully drawn dark characters C DH moves the narration effortlessly from each one to the next without missing a beat

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Christine Dwyer Hickey is a novelist and short-story writer. Her novel Tatty was short-listed for Irish Book of the Year in 2005 and was also long-listed for The Orange Prize. Her novels, The Dancer, The Gambler and The Gatemaker were re-issued in 2006 as The Dublin Trilogy three novels which span the story of a Dublin family from 1913 to 1956.

Twice winner of the Listowel Writers Week short story
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