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Jerusalem Poker by Edward Whittemore
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Oct 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: esoterica, humour, mystery, outcasts
Read in October, 2009

I think this must be a reissue, since Whittemore wrote it in the 80s and he died not long after.

Very good ADULT read. Kind of Vonnegut + Pynchon + Garcia Marquez if he wrote about the middle east.

Whittemore's characters of fabulist, idealist, bawdy, romantic and bigger than life. The humour is dry as the desert at times, and the dialogue is top shelf.

I consider this a "found gem".
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