One day a mysterious grey-haired man drops a playing card in a deserted alley. Riley picks it up. Is it a secret sign? Before long, he is finding all kinds of bubble gum and cigarette cards on the street, each one apparently containing a further hidden clue to a coded message. Will Riley rise to the challenge and discover the secret of the cards? And will he ever find illusive card 19?
Exquisitely written, extremely funny, and visually stunning, The Card is the utterly unforgettable story of a man who views the world - and everything in it - just a little bit differently from the rest of us.
'The Card by Graham Rawle is engaging, thought-provoking, and at times laugh out loud funny' Manchester Evening News
'What a treasure we have in Graham Rawle' Scotsman
'There's a Jonathan Coe-like feel to this jolly but surprisingly moving account of an overactive mind troubled by boyhood heartache... Rawle's charming illustrations aptly make his pun-packed trawl through pop-cultural history a collector's item itself.' Metro
'Sweet, amusing and moreish' Sunday Herald
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Misreading the Chinese Character: Images of the Chinese in Euroamerican Drama to 1925 (Asian Thought and Culture)