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Fat city

Author: Leonard Gardner
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A [debut] "novel about the indestructibility of hope, the anguish and comedy of the human condition. It tells the story of two young boxers out of Stockton, California: Ernie Munger and Billy Tully, one in his late teens, the other just turning thirty, whose seemingly parallel lives intersect for a time. Set in an ambiance of glittering dreams and drab realities, it tells of the two fighters' struggles to escape the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Sports stories
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gardner, Leonard.
Fat city.
New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1969]
(OCoLC)899681463
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Gardner
ISBN: 0246639938 9780246639936
OCLC Number: 13859
Description: 183 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Leonard Gardner.

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A [debut] "novel about the indestructibility of hope, the anguish and comedy of the human condition. It tells the story of two young boxers out of Stockton, California: Ernie Munger and Billy Tully, one in his late teens, the other just turning thirty, whose seemingly parallel lives intersect for a time. Set in an ambiance of glittering dreams and drab realities, it tells of the two fighters' struggles to escape the confinements of their existence, and of the men and women in their world. Fat City is a novel about the sporting life like no other ever written: without melodrama or false heroics, written with a truthfulness that is at once painful and beautiful."--From dust jacket.

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