Everything you need to understand or teach The Music of Chance.
The Music of Chance follows Jim Nashe, who happens to inherit a large sum of money several months after his wife leaves him. He goes on a long, aimless road trip and meets a professional gambler named Jack Pozzi. Nashe and Jack attempt to make money in a poker game against two millionaires. The millionaires win, and Nashe and Jack find themselves in deep debt, with no option but to work on the millionaires’ estate to pay off the debt. They soon realize that their situation may be more dire than it had originally seemed. The novel explores themes of chance, friendship, avarice, and hubris.