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Pound for pound

Author: F X Toole
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pound for pound is a story of family, honor, perseverance, and forgiveness. Set in towns where violence is the norm and success stories take on an almost mythic importance, it tells of grandfathers and grandsons - older men for whom life has not been easy and the young men who look to them for guidance - and reveals the transformative power of that relationship. Dan Cooley, an aging but legendary Los Angeles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Boxing stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F X Toole
ISBN: 9780099494249 0099494248
OCLC Number: 124946435
Notes: Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2006.
Description: xv, 441 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: F.X. Toole ; [with an introduction by James Ellroy].

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Without admitting that he once met Dan Cooley in the ring - in a fight that ended both men's careers and left them haunted by their shortcomings - Eloy sends Chicky in search of the gifted trainer  Read more...

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"Effortless authenticity of voice...Toole's best writing" -- M John Harrison * Guardian * "Boxing has arguably inspired the finest literature of any sport, though few of its practitioners have made Read more...

 
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