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By Jack Matthews | Comments: ( 646 ) | Date: ( Oct 17, 2019 )

Jack Matthews first novel, Hanger Stout, Awake , was published in 1967, and his latest, The Gambler s Nephew, is already the 23rd in his half century career Thankfully it s never too late to discover a writer this pleasant to read Claire Blechman, Ploughshares There s so much to delight a reader in local author Jack Matthews new novel, The Gambler s Nephew, it s hard Jack Matthews first novel, Hanger Stout, Awake , was published in 1967, and his latest, The Gambler s Nephew, is already the 23rd in his half century career Thankfully it s never too late to discover a writer this pleasant to read Claire Blechman, Ploughshares There s so much to delight a reader in local author Jack Matthews new novel, The Gambler s Nephew, it s hard to know where to start Probably with the prose, which Matthews writes with easy, lyrical grace and a bulls eye wit Jim Phillips, The Athens News Jack Matthews is an American original William HeyenYears ago, way back in the l850s, there was a wealthy merchant in the little Ohio River town of Brackenport by name of Nehemiah Dawes who got to brooding over slavery and grave robbing so much that his mind became unbalanced.The Gambler s Nephew presents a world of abolitionist passion, murder, and old fashioned cussedness, a world of steamboats plying the Ohio River, and a world with people troubled by such grand irrelevancies as love Here is a world as richly confused as our own and as alive as living can get.


  • Title: The Gambler's Nephew
  • Author: Jack Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780981968773
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jack Matthews

Jack Matthews born 1925 is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and former professor He has published 7 novels, 7 collections of short stories, a novella, and 8 volumes of essays He is an avid book collector, and many of his book finds served as a basis for his essays and the historical topics he explored in his fiction His 1972 novel The Charisma Campaigns was nominated for the National Book Award He lives in Athens, Ohio with his wife Barbara Here s a long interview with Jack Matthews from 2010.



Comments The Gambler's Nephew

  • David

    I really like how this book evokes the time period so well without being overly in love with the fact that it is doing so, unlike so many historically-based novels you see. Matthews doesn't paint his picture and then encourage you to step back and admire it. Instead, he paints his picture and gets on with his story. Also, I like the uniqueness of the voice that presents the novel. The novel has a narrator, but it presents the thoughts of characters almost like they are thinking thembut in a way [...]


  • Jim

    The setting is life along the Ohio River, as the time of slavery in the US is coming to a violent end, but it's not a war story. The characters are quirky, yet perversely real, not quite pioneers, but distinctly at the familiar edge of small town 'civilization.'


  • Robert Nagle

    I've read most of Jack Matthews' fiction, and this is probably among his best works. Highly readable, provocative, and full of grand ideas and humor. (See my complete review on my blog).


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