He Played For His Wife and Other Stories Various - Edited by Anthony Holden & Natalie Galustian
Poker has grown into one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions playing online, while the drama it creates has made it a natural subject for film-makers and writers such as John Steinbeck. Now Anthony Holden, author of the poker classic Big Deal, has brought together some of the best original new writing on poker in this wonderful collection of superb short stories.
He Played For His Wife… And Other Stories features contributions from Patrick Marber, Jennifer Tilly, Neil Pearson and David Flusfeder as well as from Holden himself, while Al Alvarez is writing the Preface. There is also a poem from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. The book is essential reading for all poker fans, and for anyone who wants to get a revealing insight into human nature.