F.X. Toole is the pen name of boxing trainer Jerry Boyd (1930 — September 2, 2002). He is most noted for writing the collection of short stories "Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner" which was turned into the movie Million Dollar Baby in 2004.
"Not a flawless novel—it softens noticeably in the middle—but the characters are irresistible, and their gritty, savage, strangely noble world is vividly evoked, by the real-life boxing trainer whose real name was Jerry Boyd."
From the late author (1930-2002) of the short story (from the collection Rope Burns, 2000) that inspired the movie Million Dollar Baby comes Toole's only novel, a tough, tender tale about boxing people.
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