Random House Publishing / 1983 / First Edition
Hardcover / 243 pages

Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.

︎Condition note: A used book in Very Good++ - Near Fine condition / A very minor 1 cm white nick to tree trunk on front cover / a 1 cm black dot scuff next to ISBN number on back cover / very minor shelfwear / Binding is tight & square / dustjacket is in superb condition / pages are bright, clean and free of marks / the book appears to be unread / book comes wrapped in protective mylar -- a rare find