The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for
Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his
parents insist he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick,
and very rich, to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner.
But Alton’s parents aren’t the only ones trying to worm
their way into Lester Trapp’s good graces. There is Trapp’s longtime
housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family.
Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the
game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda, as he
struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the
meaning of his own life.
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