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Following his remarkable fiction debut, Rope Burns, author F. X. Toole's Pound for Pound is a big, brawny novel of honour, perseverance, family, and forgiveness, set in towns where violence is the norm and success stories take on an almost mythic importance.
It is the story of Dan Cooley, an aging, legendary Los Angeles trainer, who takes on Chicky Garza, a troubled young fighter hungry for glory in the notoriously corrupt San Antonio boxing circuit.
Written in the masterful style that has earned the author glowing comparisons to Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and Frank McCourt, this unforgettable posthumous novel celebrates a unique and powerful bond, and the courage that overcomes insurmountable obstacles in and out of the ring.
About the Author
F.X. Toole (1930-2002) published his first book at the age of seventy, after having worked as a professional boxing "cut man", taxi driver, salon keeper, and bull-fighter. His story Million Dollar Baby was the basis for the acclaimed Academy Award-winning film.
"[Toole's] a page-turning writer with guts and heart. . ."--Charlotte Observer
Series: P.S. (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 7th August 2007
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 14.6 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.354