Fight Night: 'A Gem: humour and hope in the face of suffering' Observer
FROM THE WRITER OF THE OSCAR-WININNG WOMEN TALKING
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR
LONGLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
'Go Grandma Elvira!' Margaret Atwood
'Wickedly funny and fearlessly honest.' The New Yorker
'Glorious.' Sarah Moss
You are a small thing, and you must learn to fight.
Swiv has taken this advice too literally. Now she's suspended from school, in the care of her foul-mouthed, hilarious grandmother.
Mom is busy being pregnant, so Grandma gives Swiv a very different education. Swiv learns maths with Amish jigsaws and How to Dig a Winter Grave. Grandma's methods may be unorthodox, but she has faced the worst of life with a wild, independent spirit and this is what she hopes to pass on.
Time is running short. Grandma's health is failing and the baby is on the way - can Grandma inspire this fire in Swiv, and ensure it never goes out?
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.
'A love letter to our brave and brilliant matriarchs.' Glamour
'Miriam Toews is a genius.' R. O. Kwon
'As compelling and hilarious and indecently sad as life can be.' Financial Times
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