RARA-AVIS: Boxing Fiction (was Fat City)

From: T. Kent Morgan ( tkmorgan@shaw.ca)
Date: 21 Dec 2007

Harry Crews has been mentioned on this list and his novel The Knockout Artist is about a boxer involved in the New Orleans underworld. English crime novelist Russell James' novel Count Me Out is the story of two brothers, one of whom is a boxer in a travelling carnival. I've never read James, but his books are well-received by reviewers. A blurb on the cover from Time Out says "Count Me Out is as English as Graham Greene or Ted Lewis." Maybe John Williams can chime in about this one.

Kent Morgan

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