A classic small celebration and meditation on dice through the ages; both brilliant and beautiful. Jay's writing is exactly what one would expect from the extremely erudite, witty and decent author of Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women and Jay's Journal of Anomalies, There is an explanation of the etymology of craps, and there are various tales of armless dicers, ingenious hustlers, and Scandinavian kings of the Middle Ages who diced for islands. Dice turn out to be rich subjects for Purcell's photography. She presents them as ...

Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck 2007, Quantuck Lane Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781593720308

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