The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit

Paperback (14 Apr 2016)

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Synopsis

NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott

'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' Michael Ondaatje
'Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep' Scotsman

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.

'Few novelists have written about genius - and addiction - as acutely as Walter Tevis' The Telegraph

Book information

ISBN: 9781474600842
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 275
Weight: 230g
Height: 131mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 19mm