Fight Night

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Pub Date 02 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 03 Jun 2022

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The funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming new novel from Miriam Toews, author of All My Puny Sorrows, a Sunday Times Top 100 Novels of the Twenty-First Century

'You’re 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, unnameable 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, and a family of three extraordinary women prepare to face life’s great changes together.

The funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming new novel from Miriam Toews, author of All My Puny Sorrows, a Sunday Times Top 100 Novels of the Twenty-First Century

'You’re a small thing and you must learn...


Advance Praise

A Guardian 2022 fiction highlight

'Fight Night is glorious: funny and sad and beautifully written.' – Sarah Moss

'Sets standards for grandmotherly swearing and outspokenness I can never hope to match. ' – Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)

'Tender, heart-wrenching, darkly funny, and ultimately joyful, this novel pulses with life.' – Christina Baker Kline

'A touching tribute to the matrilineal bond among three women of different generations, emphasizing the ways in which joy can be a form of resistance.' – Los Angeles Times

A Guardian 2022 fiction highlight

'Fight Night is glorious: funny and sad and beautifully written.' – Sarah Moss

'Sets standards for grandmotherly swearing and outspokenness I can never hope to match...


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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9780571370719
PRICE £14.99 (GBP)

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