In Jonathan Lethem's New Novel, a Gambler Tries his Luck on High-Stakes Backgammon

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The game of todas tablas (backgammon) from the Libro de los juegos. Folio 78 recto.

Jonathan Lethem discusses his latest novel A Gambler's Anatomy, which combines science fiction with a spy thriller. It follows the protagonist, Alexander Bruno, a James Bond-esque traveling gambler who makes his money playing on the high-stakes backgammon circuit, with adventures that take him from Berlin to Singapore to San Francisco.