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Sunday you learn how to box : a novel

Author: Bil Wright
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sunday You Learn How to Box": presents an unforgettable portrait of fourteen-year-old Louis Bowman in a boxing ring- a housing project circa 1968- fighting "just to get to the end of the round." Sharing the ring is his mother, Jeanette Stamps, a ferociously stubborn woman battling for her own dreams to be realized; his stepfather, Ben Stamps, the would-be savior, who becomes the sparring partner to them both; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Bil.
Sunday you learn how to box.
New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, ©2000
(OCoLC)607420441
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bil Wright
ISBN: 0684857952 9780684857954
OCLC Number: 42021454
Description: 220 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Bil Wright.
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"Sunday You Learn How to Box": presents an unforgettable portrait of fourteen-year-old Louis Bowman in a boxing ring- a housing project circa 1968- fighting "just to get to the end of the round." Sharing the ring is his mother, Jeanette Stamps, a ferociously stubborn woman battling for her own dreams to be realized; his stepfather, Ben Stamps, the would-be savior, who becomes the sparring partner to them both; and the enigmatic Ray Anthony Robinson, the neighborhood "hoodlum" in purple polyester pants, who sets young Louis's heart spinning with the first stirrings of sexual longing. Blending quirky humor and clear-eyed unsentimentality, Bil Wright deftly evokes an unrelenting world with lyricism and passion.

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