A generally cheerful gig in and around a casino on the Nevada/California border with a different set of characters for a...

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A generally cheerful gig in and around a casino on the Nevada/California border with a different set of characters for a change, not a capo in sight, and just an occasional reference to the tables where a dealer might be wearing a falsie somewhere below his waist. The other ones you'll want to watch along with Ferrell--the casino security officer--are Davidson, just a young hippie, who bounces some $3500 worth of checks apparently asking to be caught; Wise-carver, another whole-earth type in a camper, also a junk-sculptor and supermarket booster; and Rain who had been his gift before she becomes Ferrell's. He knows he's much too old for her but. . . . The story (most likely a scenario to be filled in by the fight players) doesn't quite get together until the end but it's nice and smooth to the touch--like that green felt.

Pub Date: March 5, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1976