February 2, 2014

Grandmaster

cover image of Grandmaster
David Klass

In Klass’ (Stuck On Earth, 2010) latest novel, freshman Daniel Pratzer joins the chess club at his private school as a way to make friends. A mediocre player, he's surprised when his co-captains invite him to participate in a father-son tournament. An even bigger shock is their claim that Daniel's father was once a famous grandmaster who walked away from chess because his life became unbearable. Reluctantly, Daniel's father decides to come out of retirement for the event and Daniel watches in awe as his father transforms from a mild-mannered man into a cutthroat competitor.