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by Jennifer DuBois is the story of Aleksandr Bezetov is a former world chess champion nurtured in the Soviet system. After winning and later losing the world championship, he has launched a presidential campaign against Vladimir Putin. Irina Ellison is a 30-year-old lecturer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her father died from Huntington’s disease, a process that took twenty years and robbed him slowly of his mind. Irina, certain she will suffer the same fate, contacts Bezetov who her Russophile father assiduously followed.

“Hilarious and heartbreaking and a triumph of the imagination. Jennifer DuBois is too young to be this talented. I wish I were her.”  -Gary Shteyngart (SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY)  CFR

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