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This critically acclaimed novel from a master of contemporary American fiction is a story of genius, performance, and the psychological forces that drive the competitive spirit
Brian Stoppard is blessed with prodigious natural talents. Howard Cohen, less so. Starting in middle school in New York, Howard watches Brian effortlessly win at everything he tries: He’s a natural chess champion, a perfect athlete, a brilliant student. As the two move through life as friends and competitors, Brian’s easy success is a constant source of envy, awe, and inspiration for the ambitious but less-gifted Howard.
Told with great humor and style, The Game Player is a story of those born to greatness and those who must strive for it.
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Rafael Yglesias, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
'“Rafael Yglesias has a winner with this quiet, beautifully crafted book that grabs hold of its readers by leaps and bounds . . . stunning.”—The Boston Globe “Yglesias is . . . a skilled and intellectually vigorous artist. His writing is crisp and poised, and his ideas are fresh and honestly examined.” —Virginia Quarterly Review “Rafael Yglesias’s third novel is cleverly written and skillfully captures the grim and airless high school and college milieu through which Brian and Howard cut their swathe.”—Katha Pollitt, The New York Times Book Review'
Publisher: Open Road Media