Fiction F. X. Toole Million Dollar Baby

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'Ring magic is different from the magic of the theatre, because the curtain never comes down - because the blood in the ring is real blood, and the broken noses and the broken hearts are real, and sometimes they are broken forever. Boxing is the magic of men in combat, the magic of will, and skill, and pain, and the risking of everything so you can respect yourself for the rest of your life.' In this dazzling collection of stories F.X. Toole exhibits the skill of a miniaturist: in precise and exquisite detail, he peoples a world rich in unforgettable characters. At the same time he brings a new understanding to the violence and purity of the sweet science, opening a window into the fighter's soul.

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F. X. Toole is a professional boxing trainer and 'cut man'. He has also worked as a truck driver, a docker, a roustabout and a matador. He lives in Los Angeles.

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"It is visceral and violent; written in a rhythmic street language that, in the great American tradition, manages to be both uncompromising and elegiac" * Guardian * "The best boxing fiction since Leonard Gardner's Fat City. It's the best boxing short fiction ever written. Rope Burns is a hymn to ferocious longing and loss" * James Ellroy * "The vitality and rhythms of the language is part of what make F. X. Toole's first collection of boxing stories such a stunning debut" * Esquire * "Fiction that moves and exhilarates" * Independent on Sunday * "His first collection is not just outstanding as boxing literature but must rank among the very best of short stories... Hemingway would have eaten his heart out to have written these" * The Times *

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