Alton has always been encouraged to be kind to his wealthy uncle, but they don't really get to know each other until Alton begins driving his uncle, who is blind, to his bridge games. Alton learns to play bridge, and he begins to unravel family secrets that have been whispered about in his family for as long as he can remember.
This book, from the author of Holes, shares several traits with that award-winning title. In addition to a complex family history that affects the plot, the book deals with the differences in the way characters view their circumstances.
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