Xero to Sixty

Xero to Sixty

Arthur S. Reber / Oct 17, 2019

Xero to Sixty It s Xerxes Xero Konstantakis flunks out of Columbia U and torn between the expectations of his Greek immigrant parents and his own urge to find an angle runs away with the circus The circus r

  • Title: Xero to Sixty
  • Author: Arthur S. Reber
  • ISBN: 9781508809678
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s 1959 Xerxes Xero Konstantakis flunks out of Columbia U and, torn between the expectations of his Greek immigrant parents and his own urge to find an angle, runs away with the circus The circus, real and metaphorical, becomes the touchstone for his life With Sinatra s My Way echoing in his head, he takes us through the end of the 20th century accompanied by aIt s 1959 Xerxes Xero Konstantakis flunks out of Columbia U and, torn between the expectations of his Greek immigrant parents and his own urge to find an angle, runs away with the circus The circus, real and metaphorical, becomes the touchstone for his life With Sinatra s My Way echoing in his head, he takes us through the end of the 20th century accompanied by an assortment of friends, gypsies, acrobats, lawyers, poker players, con artists, a couple of Mafia hoods, a genial Irish gangster and the denizens of his very own underground poker club He learns it s not about going legit it s about being the best degenerate you can be A coming of age novel about a literate poker playing layabout of Greek descent It s high time to reclaim the phrase rollicking tale and Reber s Xero to Sixty is just the book to do it Peter Alson, author of Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie and Take Me to the River Xero, circus traveler, poker player and self reflective intellectual is a fascinating character Most poker pros are boring Not Xero Reber brings this character to life in rich sentences and telling details Enjoy the ride Alan Schoonmaker, author of Anxiety and the Executive and The Psychology of Poker A delightfully bumpy on the road tale full of characters living on the fringes Humor and introspection paint bizarre situations in quick and cleverly written brushstrokes Alan Geik, author of Glenfiddich Inn If you d ever wished you d played in the edgier days of poker, Arthur Reber provides you a glimpse into what it was like Suffocated by the rules of college, his hero seeks his fortune on the rougher edges of society A great tour of back rooms and hustles now disappearing Linda Johnson, First Lady of Poker

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    1. It is always fun to read books by people you know. Arthur is one of our local involved residents. He is a caring and informed citizen. I enjoy seeing him interact as an active member of the community. Was fun to read his first novel, could see bits of Arthur come out, he is a great cook! The story was fun and touching. You are involved in Xero's life from a college student, his year with the circus, poker halls, meeting the love of his life, all the ups and downs that go with Xero's life. coming [...]


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