Wiley's Shuffle Book Summary and Study Guide

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St. Martin's, Jun 2004, 23.95, 288 pp.
ISBN: 031230384X

Since he is losing at poker, Wiley does not mind leaving the game to help a friend in trouble. Apparently, Miriam works for a nasty person named Dookie, who enjoys pounding his employees almost as much as he relishes killing people for the fun of it. Making matters more difficult is that Dookie believes he is superman and nothing can hurt him.
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Wiley recruits his pal "bad bad" Leon to join him on his quest to free Miriam from butt-kicker Dookie. Though they travel the west coast stopping in L.A. and Vegas during their trek, the final confrontation between the good bad guy and the superbad dude ends back in Portland, Oregon. Dookie looks forward to killing Wiley and Leon after he beats them up, but these are two tough studs ready to dispense their own brand of justice.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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