By Walter Tevis
ISBN-13: 9781400030606Beth Harmon turns into an orphan while her mom and dad are killed in an vehicle twist of fate. At 8 years previous, she is put in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, the place the youngsters are given tranquilizers two times an afternoon. simple and shy, she learns to play chess from the janitor within the basement and discovers she is a chess genius. Penniless and wanting to study extra, she steals a chess journal and sufficient cash to go into a chess event. She additionally steals a few of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is changing into addicted. At 13 she wins the Chess event. by means of the age of 16 she is competing within the U.S. Open Championship and, like speedy Eddie, she hates to lose. via eighteen she is the U.S. Champion. Then she is going to Russia to stand the Russians….
Fast-paced and assuredly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a mystery masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s bound to preserve you at the fringe of your seat.
“The Queen’s Gambit is sheer leisure. it's a publication I reread each few years—for the natural excitement and talent of it.”