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Fight Night

Miriam Toews

Poignant, hilarious and deeply moving, Fight Night is a girl’s love letter to the women raising her and a tribute to one family’s fighting spirit.

£8.00
Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571370740
Date Published
10.05.2021
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Summary

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.

MiriamToews

Miriam Toews (pronounced tâves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonitetown of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published four novels anda memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awardsincluding the Governor General’s Award, the McNally Robinson Bookof the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.In 2007 she made her screen debut in the…

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