Silver Medalist for Best West-Mountain Regional Novel 2017
Winner of the 2017 International Book Award for Best Literary Fiction
Finalist for Best New Fiction at the Best Book Awards
Finalist for the Red City Review Best Literary Fiction Award
Forty million people visit Vegas every year but most never get past the strip. What about the people who live there? What brought them there? What keeps them there?
Told from the perspective of a seasoned blackjack dealer, The Investment Club tells the stories of a self-destructive, dwarf entrepreneur, a drug-addicted musical performer-turned-stripper, a retired, widowed New Jersey policeman, a bereaved, divorced female sportscaster, and a card-counting, former Catholic priest before and after their fateful meeting at the El Cortez Casino in downtown Vegas.
As the five learn the greatest return comes from investing in one another, their lives stabilize and take on new, positive directions. But their love and support for each other can take them only so far before they must determine the meaning and value of their own lives.
|Publisher:||Rare Bird Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Doug Cooper is the author of the award-winning novel Outside In . He has a BS in Mathematics Education from Miami University and an MA in American Studies from Saint Louis University. Always searching, he has traveled to over twenty countries on five continents, exploring the contradictions between what we believe and how we act in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and love. Originally from Port Clinton, Ohio, he has also called Cleveland, St. Louis, Detroit, New York, and Oslo, Norway home. The Investment Club is his second novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absolutely loved this novel. Cooper's time spent developing each character really makes you feel a part of their lives and wondering if perhaps you are the narrator of the story yourself. I found myself daydreaming at the end of each short chapter about the character, the situation they just faced, what they looked like and how I would have reacted in the same situation. You can really see Cooper's research into his subject matter in the finer details. I really felt "invested" The time spent in character development pays off in the second half of the novel where the storyline rattles along into a wonderfully emotional journey that will have you laughing, choking up and gasping. 5 stars!!