by Anne Spillard.
Pan Books 1989 (1987).
It’s odd how, re-reading this twenty-five years later, I find that I recall neither characters nor plot from that first reading other than that the narrator tells people’s fortunes from an ordinary deck of cards.
That and the fact that there are a few obscure Arthurian references thrown in.
This second rather more careful reading reveals there is a little more subtlety than at first appears from a cursory perusal, making it more satisfactory yet, curiously, curiouser.Continue reading “All in the cards”