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The world played chess : a novel / Robert Dugoni.

Dugoni, Robert, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. So he lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer--Vincent's last taste of innocence and first taste of real life--dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one's own destiny"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781542029377
  • ISBN: 1542029376
  • ISBN: 9781542029391
  • ISBN: 1542029392
  • Physical Description: 369 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Lake Union Publishing, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Life > Fiction.
High school graduates > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Reading group guide.
Fathers and sons.
High school graduates.
Life.
Life change events.
Veterans.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.

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Summary: "In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. So he lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer--Vincent's last taste of innocence and first taste of real life--dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one's own destiny"--

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