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Playing off the Rail - A Pool Hustle

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Playing off the Rail - A Pool Hustle by David McCumber
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At the age of 17, David McCumber was stricken with "road fever" that irresistible call to the itinerant life of a professional gambler. Twenty-two years later, he got the chance to follow that dream-not as a player but as the "stakehorse" (financial backer) for Tony Annigoni, a non-smoking, macrobiotic-eating "Renaissance Pool Hustler," student of Eastern religion, and master of the pure green-felt poetry of the dead stroke." With $27,000 in David's pocket they took off together on an astonishing four-month odyssey across America-traveling from seedy, hole-in-the-wall billiard parlors to high-class snooker rooms to high-tension pro tourneys, from Seattle to Miami and back again-exploring a shady twilight subculture and uniquely American mythos, in search of serious money, local glory...and the perfect hustle.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 1997
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Avon Books
Pages
367
Dimensions
140x210x24
ISBN-13
9780380729234
Product ID
1667204

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