Sun City by Joseph Di Prisco
A Novel

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Sun City is a tale of professional blackjack players and counters, set largely in Las Vegas and South Africa. The first strand of the story zeroes in on Dolly Leone, a gambler of unmatched proportions who is close to skipping town due to unpaid monies to his bookmaker.

As luck would have it, at this moment, Dolly uncovers the manuscripts of Valentino Comfort, a member of Dolly's old gambling circle—a team that made irreversible waves in worldwide casinos in the 1980’s.

Under mounting pressure, Dolly gets the bright idea to patch together Val's philosophical and other scribblings into a presentable piece of work, hopefully to bring monetary profit into Dolly's hands.

Di Prisco brings to life a cast of eccentrics, including Dolly the gambler and scammer who might be a killer, Pasquale the big–money backer, Valentino Comfort (a.k.a. the Schoolboy), a philosophy minor, and Tess, sometimes called the Teaser.

 

About Joseph Di Prisco

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Di Prisco is an educator and writer who has taught for over 20 years in public, independent and Catholic schools, middle school through college.
 
Published June 1, 2002 by MacMurray & Beck. 250 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Smart though uneven noirish confection from poet, nonfiction author, and novelist Di Prisco (Confessions of Brother Eli, not reviewed): a tale of two gamblers, one an ace at blackjack and too sharp for his own good, the other a loser who gets lucky--but both unlucky in love.

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Half-baked literary and political elements overburden this noirish gambling novel, which tracks the efforts of a crack blackjack team called the Me Kong Deltas as they try to beat the house in Las

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Half-baked literary and political elements overburden this noirish gambling novel, which tracks the efforts of a crack blackjack team called the Me Kong Deltas as they try to beat the house in Las Vegas and then South Africa.

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