"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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