Lavie Tidhar‘s latest novella, THE BIG BLIND is out now! Available in two editions — a regular edition (shipping now) and a more-limited signed edition (shipping very soon) — it’s published by PS Publishing. Here’s the synopsis…
The daughter of a legendary card player with skills of her own, Claire doesn’t want to go into the family business. She’s heard the call, and she desperately wants to become a nun. But when her convent comes under financial threat, Claire must leave what she loves to save what she loves – and enter an international poker tournament.
Both a poker novella and a meditation on faith, The Big Blind is a taut, heartfelt and compelling new book from multiple award winner Lavie Tidhar.
The book has already received a review from Gary K. Wolfe in the December 2021 issue of Locus Magazine, too…
‘Tidhar has long taken a kind of perverse glee in his own unpredictability, sometimes blurring the line between pointed literary allusiveness and simple attention deficit…. So while the question of what Tidhar might come up with next is a perfectly reasonable one, I have to admit that the last thing I’d have expected is a sweet-natured tale that, with almost no changes, would work just fine as a 1950s Audrey Hepburn comedy about a young poker-playing Irish nun trying to save her convent from foreclosure… touching… the story unfolds like a Hollywood playbook… a feel-good ending.’
In rather cool news, someone pointed out via Twitter that Lavie is mentioned in Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind:
— Gwilym Eades (@gwilymeades) November 18, 2020