The World Played Chess


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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