The Big Blind

The Big Blind

Lavie Tidhar


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“Tidhar changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells.” –Library Journal

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.

“Lavie Tidhar is one of the great writers of my generation.” –Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic

“An utterly original voice in contemporary fiction.” –Daniel Polansky, author of The Seventh Perfection

“In a genre entirely of his own, and quite possibly a warped genius.” –Ian McDonald, author of Time Was


Lavie Tidhar:
Lavie Tidhar is author of Osama, The Violent Century, A Man Lies Dreaming, Central Station, and Unholy Land, as well as the Bookman Histories trilogy. His latest novels are By Force Alone, children’s book The Candy Mafia and comics mini-series Adler. His awards include the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the Neukom Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.