Million dollar baby: stories from the corner

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"In this remarkable collection . . . the spirit of Hemingway lives on." -- The Wall Street Journal F. X. Toole knew boxing. Between bouts, he wrote, and two years before his death he published this collection of stories, giving readers an unprecedented look at the gritty life around the ring. He tells of a cutman with a sweet tooth, young fighters with dreams of celebrity, and a talented boxer who goes to Atlantic City for his biggest bout, only to be humiliated by the prejudices of a callous promoter. In "Million $$$ Baby," the inspiration for the Oscar-winning Clint Eastwood film, an aged trainer takes on a female fighter, guiding her through disappointment, pain, and tragedy. And in "Rope Burns," Toole realizes his epic vision, showing that even the purest fighter can succumb to the pressures of the world outside the sport. Throughout these stories, boxing's violence is redeemed by the respect these men and women share, as they strap on gloves and prepare their bodies for the ultimate test. This ebook features an illustrated biography of F. X. Toole including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
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subject_facetBoxers (Sports) -- Fiction
Boxing matches -- Fiction
Boxing stories
Electronic books
Fiction
Short stories
Short stories -- Juvenile fiction
Women boxers -- Fiction
title_displayMillion dollar baby : stories from the corner
title_fullMillion dollar baby : stories from the corner / F.X. Toole
Million dollar baby : stories from the corner [electronic resource] / F.X. Toole
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Boxing matches
Boxing stories
Electronic books
Short stories
Women boxers
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