The First Gambit is the first short story in a line of short stories that will collectively be known as Tales from Wheat Hollow.Each story will build a tale of the place, the locations, the settings and the history of the Realm.And through them you’ll discover a mysterious and macabre land.
O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor was first published in a tiny edition in Dublin in 1975. It was Paul Durcan's first fully-fledged collection, and already displays an astonishingly mature, visionary power, shot through with the surrealism and heart-breaking comedy that have since become his hallmark. It won him the Patrick Kavanagh…
The First Gambit introduces us to a wandering gambler.He’s a skilled player of the card game, Gambit, a gambling game played throughout the Realm.During a chance encounter in an out of the way tavern he hears of something that feeds his baser instincts.He decides to investigate and finds his greed an interesting obstacle to overcome.
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