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MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Availability: Out of Stock
ISBN: 9780099490586
AuthorToole, F X
Pub Date05/07/2001
BindingPaperback
Pages256
CountryGBR
Dewey813.5
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Quick overview The hermetic world of boxing is notoriously difficult for outsiders to understand, though it has provided a source of fascination to numerous writers. This work is a collection of short stories and a novella. It aims to bring a different understanding to the violence and purity of the sweet science, opening a window into the fighter's sole.
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'Ring magic is different from the magic of the theatre, because the curtain never comes down - because the blood in the ring is real blood, and the broken noses and the broken hearts are real, and sometimes they are broken forever. Boxing is the magic of men in combat, the magic of will, and skill, and pain, and the risking of everything so you can respect yourself for the rest of your life.' In this dazzling collection of stories F.X. Toole exhibits the skill of a miniaturist: in precise and exquisite detail, he peoples a world rich in unforgettable characters. At the same time he brings a new understanding to the violence and purity of the sweet science, opening a window into the fighter's soul.

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'Ring magic is different from the magic of the theatre, because the curtain never comes down - because the blood in the ring is real blood, and the broken noses and the broken hearts are real, and sometimes they are broken forever. Boxing is the magic of men in combat, the magic of will, and skill, and pain, and the risking of everything so you can respect yourself for the rest of your life.' In this dazzling collection of stories F.X. Toole exhibits the skill of a miniaturist: in precise and exquisite detail, he peoples a world rich in unforgettable characters. At the same time he brings a new understanding to the violence and purity of the sweet science, opening a window into the fighter's soul.

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