The Noble Hustle

Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

by Colson Whitehead

Hardcover, 256 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $24.95 |


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The best-selling author of Zone One describes his uproarious participation in the World Series of Poker after only six weeks of training, recounting how he interacted with a gritty subculture of high-stakes players while endeavoring to maintain his parenting responsibilities.

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When Colson Whitehead first visited Las Vegas he thought it was kitschy and campy. Now he says he admires "this sort of great kingdom in the desert." Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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