The Queen's Gambit de Walter Tevis

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Date de parution : 10.2020
Format : Broché
Nombre de pages : 256
Résumé : 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 T elegraph ...
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