Blackjack: 21 Stories

By John King

General fiction, New adult fiction, Short stories | Paperback, eBook


Liars and losers, idealists and fools. The beautiful, the lonely, and the damned. Proud and pompous. Insulted and injured. These are the people who populate Blackjack, a collection of twenty-one stories of love and desire with unexpected results by the author of The Big Mouth and Hat Trick. In a truly diverse collection, John King's stories cross over many genres: mainstream, crime, literary, horror, thriller, suspense and even the apocalyptic. Some are contemporary, others historical, and most have unexpected twists which readers will enjoy. What are these stories about? Here's a list: Love, death, family, betrayal, murder, disappointment, jealousy, pride, sacrifice, alienation, acne, alcoholics, nightmares, nurses, nude models, nuclear accidents, college, liars, loneliness, loose wives, mickey finns, racism, redheads, drug addicts, teachers, cowards, cannibalism, cobras, soldiers, cheaters, gay bashers, porn stars, D-day, road rage, oil spills, Elephant Man's disease, James Joyce, the holocaust, and Halloween. These stories run a gamut of experience, the seven deadly sins, and a few of the virtues too. Each is different, new, and fresh.


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Liars and losers, idealists and fools. The beautiful, the lonely, and the damned. Proud and pompous. Insulted and injured. These are the people who populate Blackjack, a collection of twenty-one stories of love and desire with unexpected results by the author of The Big Mouth and Hat Trick. In a truly diverse collection, John King's stories cross over many genres: mainstream, crime, literary, horror, thriller, suspense and even the apocalyptic. Some are contemporary, others historical, and most have unexpected twists which readers will enjoy. What are these stories about? Here's a list: Love, death, family, betrayal, murder, disappointment, jealousy, pride, sacrifice, alienation, acne, alcoholics, nightmares, nurses, nude models, nuclear accidents, college, liars, loneliness, loose wives, ...


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John King is the author of Blackjack 21 Stories, its companion volume, Hat Trick 3 Novellas, and a novel, The Big Mouth, a crime suspense thriller set in New York City and New Jersey. He is currently preparing his second novel, Maid of Honor, for publication in the Fall of 2014. The common thread within King's work is the strong emotional bonds between his characters and their intense expectations and misconceptions of each other. Expectations and misconceptions that can lead to unexpected and sometimes tragic consequences.


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John King is the author of Blackjack 21 Stories, its companion volume, Hat Trick 3 Novellas, and a novel, The Big Mouth, a crime suspense thriller set in New York City and New Jersey. He is currently preparing his second novel, Maid of Honor, for publication in the Fall of 2014. The common thread within King's work is the strong emotional bonds between his characters and their intense expectations...


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