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THE CHESS GARDEN

Hansen, Brooks.

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ISBN 10: 0374160155 / ISBN 13: 9780374160159
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux., NY:, 1995
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Hansen. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1883

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Title: THE CHESS GARDEN

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux., NY:

Publication Date: 1995

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Synopsis:

An exotic, spiritual tale combines elements of memoir and parable, in a collection of twelve letters sent with chess pieces to his wife Sonja by Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven while serving as a doctor in the Boer War concentration camps in South Africa. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author:

Brooks Hansen's novels – THE MONSTERS OF ST. HELENA, PERLMAN’S ORDEAL, THE CHESS GARDEN, and BOONE (co-authored with Nick Davis) were all New York Times Notable Books. THE CHESS GARDEN was also selected as a PW Best Book of the Year in 1995. He has written one book for Young Readers, CAESAR’S ANTLERS, which he also illustrated. In 2009 he released his first memoir, THE BROTHERHOOD OF JOSEPH, and in 2005 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for his most recent book, JOHN THE BAPTIZER, which was published in 2009 by W.W. Norton. More recently, his work has appeared in CENTRAL PARK: AN ANTHOLOGY (Bloomsbury USA,2012), and THE GOOD BOOK (Simon & Schuster, 2015).

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