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Author Tevis, Walter S.

Title The Queen's gambit / Walter Tevis.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Tevis    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Tevis c.2  ---  Available
Edition First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Description 243 pages ; 21 cm.
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Summary Beth Harmon becomes an orphan when her parents are killed in an automobile accident. At eight years old, she is placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where the children are given tranquilizers twice a day. Plain and shy, she learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a chess genius. Penniless and desperate to learn more, she steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a chess tournament. She also steals some of her foster mother's tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen she wins the Chess Tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the U.S. Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the U.S. Champion. Then she goes to Russia to face the Russians.
Subject Women chess players -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Chess -- Fiction.
Fear -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 1400030609 (pbk.)
9781400030606 (pbk.)

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