The Cardturner - A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker-logo

The Cardturner - A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker

Louis Sachar

How are we supposed to be partners? He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules! The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner-whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.

How are we supposed to be partners? He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules! The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner-whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.
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How are we supposed to be partners? He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules! The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner-whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 31m


Chapters

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02:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

24:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:13