Fight Night (Hardback)
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Fight Night (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 02/06/2022
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Waterstones Says

A shining testament to the power of strong women, this hilarious, engrossing novel from the author of All My Puny Sorrows finds a suspended student facing a highly unconventional education from her formidable grandmother.

You are a small thing, and you must learn to fight.

Swiv has taken her grandmother's advice too literally. Now she's at home, suspended from school. Mom is pregnant and preoccupied - and so Swiv is in the older woman's charge, receiving a very different form of education from a teacher with a style all her own.

Grandma likes her stories fast, troublesome and funny. She's known the very worst that life can throw at you - and has met it every time with a wild, unnamable spirit, fighting for joy and independence every step of the way. But will maths lessons based on Amish jigsaws and classes on How to Dig a Winter Grave inspire the same fire in Swiv, and ensure it never goes out?

Time is running short. Grandma's health is failing, the baby is on the way, as a family of three extraordinary women prepare to face life's great changes together.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571370719
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Wickedly funny and fearlessly honest.' The New Yorker'The last book that made me cry.' JOSHUA FERRIS'A love letter to our brave and brilliant matriarchs.' Glamour

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“Simply wonderful …..”

I simply love Miriam Toews’s stories. She is a word alchemist when it come to blending mundane everyday life with dark subjects. Suicide and depressions blend seamlessly with hilarious and absurd situations to create... More

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BluestockingLondon

“Up there with the greatest”

With thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for an advance review copy.

To my shame, I hadn't heard of Miram Toews before being drawn to the description of Fight Night but will certainly be looking up her back... More

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“Vibrant and Engrossing”

Fight Night by Miriam Toews is a vibrant and engrossing novel of the bonds of family. Swiv is at home, suspended from school and with her Mother pregnant and rehearsing for her new play, she is receiving an unusual... More

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