The Queen's Gambit

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When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct. For Beth, there’s more at stake than merely winning and losing.

A modern classic about a troubled chess prodigy and her battle to survive --- a coming of age story of feminism, chess and addiction.

  • ‘Superb‘ Time Out
  • ‘Mesmerizing‘ Newsweek
  • ‘Gripping‘ Financial Times
  • ‘Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years – for the pure pleasure and skill of it....Even if you do not know how to play chess, it is a great thriller ‘ Michael Ondaatje Literary Hub
  • ‘Don’t pick this up if you want a night’s sleep‘ Scotsman
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781474600842
Uitgever
Orion Publishing Co
Druk
1e
Datum
14-04-2016
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
256 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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