A Partial History of Lost Causes

by Jennifer DuBois

A Partial History of Lost Causes

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Abandoning her life when her father succumbs to Huntington's disease, Massachusetts native Irina discovers an unanswered letter from her father to an internationally renowned chess champion and political dissident, whom she decides to visit in Russia.

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Driven To Win The Market, A Presidency And The End Of Slavery

Two lives unexpectedly intersect in Jennifer DuBois' debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes. One is a former chess prodigy who decides to challenge Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency, and the other is an American woman in her 20s with Huntington's disease. NPR book critic Nancy Pearl elaborates: "We are first introduced to Aleksandr Bezetov in 1979, when he

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I think that I could probably subsist on a reading diet of first novels. Finding a new writer whose work I love reassures me that the end of storytelling is nowhere near. I felt this way recently when I encountered Jennifer DuBois' Partial History of Lost Causes on the shelves of my local book store. Two people find their lives intersecting: a former chess prodigy who decides to challenge Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency and an American woman in her 20s who knows her life

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