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  • Title: The Next Sure Thing
  • Author: Richard Wagamese
  • ISBN: 9781554699001
  • Publisher: Orca
  • Category: Fiction
  • Series: Rapid Reads
  • Reading Level: 3.8 Fry Reading Level
  • Type: Paperback
  • Page Count: 134

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Synopsis

Cree Thunderboy wants nothing less than to be the next great blues man. But, playing to tiny audiences in shabby rooms like Shelly's Crab Shack, his career is stalled. Then at the race track he meets Win Hardy, a seemingly charming rogue who spots Cree's knack for picking winning horses. He offers to record Cree's first CD and send him on tour, as long as Cree can keep coming up with the hot tips at the track

Things are looking good for Cree until he discovers Win's connection to the mob and his violent response to anything that doesn't go his way. And when things inevitably go bad, Cree discovers that in life and in gambling there is never really the next sure thing.

About the Author

Richard Wagamese is one of Canada's foremost Native authors and journalists. In a career spanning thirty-two years, he has worked in newspapers, radio, television and publishing, and has won numerous awards for his work. Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Thompson Rivers University in 2010, he lives outside of Kamloops, British Columbia, with his wife and Molly the Story Dog. 

About the Series

Rapid Reads is a line of short novels for new young adult and adult readers. Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants and enjoys high-interest short novels. The plots are contemporary and entertaining, with adult language and themes.