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Fists (EPUB ebook)

By Grossi, Pietro

Told in a spare and powerful voice reminiscent of Hemingway and Salinger, the three stories in Pietro Grossi's Fists explore the rite of passage each of us faces in our youth and what it means to be a man in our time. 'Fists', 'Horses' and 'The Monkey': three powerful coming-of-a...ge stories about boys confronting reality, and fighting to stay alive in a man's world. In 'Fists', a teenage amateur boxer steps into the ring for the first time, and finds himself in a face-off with Life in all its muscular force; in 'Horses', two brothers embark on their first forays into adulthood, each learning to play a man's game in his own painful way; and in 'The Monkey', a young man realizes that in order to stay sane and survive in this world, we have to sacrifice our childhood dreams. Published by Pushkin Press, Howard Curtis's translation of Fists won the 2010 Premio Campiello Europa, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. 'There is more power and pathos in this short piece of spare, timeless prose than in most densely-written novels ... All three tales are artful but seemingly effortless, a quality shared by Howard Curtis's translation, which feels elegantly natural' - Daniel Hahn, Independent The greatest addition to Italian literature for a very long time' - Il Dominicale 'His passion for Hemingway, Faulkner and Philip Roth can be seen in this simple, precise and intense writing' - Il Giornale 'An outstanding debut' - Giudizio Universale 'A perfect book' - Il Sole 24 Ore
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ISBN 9781908968937
Published 27 Sep 2012
Publisher Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781908968937
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Pushkin Press
Released 27 Sep 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from Italian
Author(s) By Grossi, Pietro
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Short Stories
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 853.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade