Searching For Bobby Fischer: The Father Of A Prodigy Observes The World Of Chess

  • Publish Date: 1993-08-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Fred Waitzkin
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The compelling sage of three years in the life of a real American chess prodigy now a Major Motion Picture!

Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzskin searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkins dreams for his son.

The quest is beautifully resolved in a contest that knits together all the books rich themes. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son Josh, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzkin wonders about and searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.


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