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The Lesson

The Lesson

A Novella by

A Vintage Short

Loring is a widow and chess master who makes her living giving chess lessons; her newest student, who might be a prodigy, bears a striking resemblance to her dead spouse. Has her chess champion husband found a final move beyond the grave?

A chess fable from the wildly inventive, immensely talented author of A Cure for Suicide and Silence Once Begun, "The Lesson" is a surprising, poignant, macabre tale of games, children, and the unknowability of the beyond. Channeling the chess masterpieces of Nabokov and Stefan Zweig, Jesse Ball's newest is a fabulous and entertaining novella that astonishes from first move to last.

An eBook short.

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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Lesson (Kindle Single)
Author(s): Jesse Ball
Publisher: Vintage
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