Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Hustler
Walter Tevis


Fast Eddie Felson has a reputation as a pool hustler to be feared, but his ambitions go far beyond taking small-town punks for a few bucks here and there. He has the talent to make big money, but he soon learns that it takes more than natural ability to become a real winner. He heads to Chicago to test himself against the legendary Minnesota Fats in more than forty-hours of high-stakes pool. Can he find the will to overcome his failings and fulfil his potential as the best there is?.

Paperback, 224pp
Orion, 2015 (1959)
ISBN 9781474600804