The Fighter

The Fighter

A Novel

eBook - 2007
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Paul Harris leads a sheltered life. The son of a wealthy southern Ontario winery owner, his suits and cars are paid for, his career in the family business assured. But after a vicious beating shakes his world, he descends into the realm of hardcore bodybuilders and boxing gyms, reveling in suffering and seeking to become a real man. Rob Tully, a working class teenager from upstate New York, is a born boxer. He trains with his father and uncle but struggles with the weight of their expectations. Their disparate paths lead to The Barn, an underground bare-knuckle fight venue where vicious and hopeless men brawl for cold hard cash.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2007
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781569477557
1569477558
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (249 pages)

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Mierzwa21
Apr 16, 2014

I read this book three times, and I really do love the story. The two main characters are very interesting. Paul Harris who doesn't mind being hurt, while Rob Tully who has the gift of boxing in him but hates the idea of hurting someone in the ring. The relationship they have with their families and the women in their lives was written very well by Davidson. And the detail of the fight that these two will have later in the book, was one of the main reasons why I was looking forward to reading it, was proved to be worth it. I give it an A+ even though there is some scenes that makes you want to throw the book at the wall, or would make you want ot know what's going to happen next.

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Apr 25, 2014

"They say a man's body is a map of his existence." Prolouge

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