The Queen's Gambit (Netflix Tie-In Edition)

Author(s): Walter Tevis

Fiction

‘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’ - The 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


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General Fields

  • : 9781474622578
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : February 2020
  • : {"length"=>["19.8"], "width"=>["12.9"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Walter Tevis
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 256