Introduction by Al Alvarez.
'If Hemingway had the passion for pool that he had for bullfighting, his hero might have been Eddie Felson' Time
Eddie Felson has been hustling his way across the coast without finding a pool player who can match him. Now he's heading for Chicago and a game with Minnesota Fats: the fat man with the tic, the graceful, unshakeable legend. In forty straight hours of high stakes pool against the very best, Fast Eddie is going to find the limits of his talent, and his character.
The inspiration for the legendary Paul Newman film, Walter Tevis's novel is a hardboiled tale of a beautiful talent for life in smoky poolrooms.
'A fine, swift, wanton, offbeat novel' The New York Times