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Four Deuces

Fiction Stuart Dybek

You play the buggies, too? I noticed you studying that racing form like it’s a rich uncle’s will. Yeah, I know that look, like it’s a chess game and you’re Bobby Fischer thinking so many moves ahead it’s like he can see the future. Tell you, there was a time I could close my eyes and pick a winner like I was following my finger around a Ouija board.

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​Stuart Dybek is the author of two books of poetry and three books of fiction, most recently I Sailed with Magellan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). He has received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, and is a distinguished writer in residence at Northwestern University.


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