A Chess Story
Paperback $19.99 - Faber Factory
Fiction - Published: 1/Nov/2015 - ISBN: 9781782270119
A new Pushkin Collection edition of this classic Zweig novella; an epic chess match on a transatlantic liner unearths a story of persecution and obsession. On an ocean liner heading for Buenos Aires, the chess world champion is playing, and winning, against a group of fellow passengers, until a stranger steps forward from the watching crowds... How can this man, who claims not to have moved a piece in twenty years, challenge the Grand Master? As the game unfolds, so, gradually, does the truth of the stranger's dark and damaged past-an unnerving tale of tyranny, imprisonment and obsession...
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