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Jack Of Diamonds

by Bryce Courtenay

Hardback

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Synopsis

Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever. After being taken under the wing of 'Miss Frostbite', the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. After the death of his...

Product details

ISBN:
9780670076079
Category:
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
2012-11-12
Publisher:
Viking Australia
Country of origin:
AUS
Pages:
720
Pagination:
720 pages
Dimensions (mm):
234 x 153
Weight:
1022g

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Sneak Peek

Jack of Diamonds

Jack of Diamonds - Bryce Courtenay

Authors Note: Jack of Diamonds by Bryce Courtenay
In this sneak preview from Chapter One of Jack of Diamonds, the new – and final – book by Australia's favourite story-teller, Bryce Courtenay, we meet our young hero. Born into the slums of Toronto at the end of the roaring twenties, Jack Spayd grows up with a set of rules for home, school and the street where the strong rule the weak. Jack is lucky in that he has a teacher who believes in him and a mother who protects him from his drunken father's rages. But then an unexpected birthday present offers him a life-changing turning point. Could this really be his ticket out of Cabbagetown? more...

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