Fight Night

Fight Night

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Move over, Scout Finch! There's a new contender for feistiest girl in fiction, and her name is Swiv. -USA Today, Best Books of the Year

Toews is a master of dialogue. -New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

A revelation. -Richard Russo

NPR Best Books of the Year * Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize * Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalist * Indie Next Pick * Amazon Editors' Pick * Apple Book of the Month

From the bestselling author of Women Talking and All My Puny Sorrows, a compassionate, darkly humorous, and deeply wise novel about three generations of women.

"You're a small thing," Grandma writes, "and you must learn to fight." Swiv's Grandma, Elvira, has been fighting all her life. From her upbringing in a strict religious community, she has fought those who wanted to take away her joy, her independence, and her spirit. She has fought to make peace with her loved ones when they have chosen to leave her. And now, even as her health fails, Grandma is fighting for her family: for her daughter, partnerless and in the third term of a pregnancy; and for her granddaughter Swiv, a spirited nine-year-old who has been suspended from school. Cramped together in their Toronto home, on the precipice of extraordinary change, Grandma and Swiv undertake a vital new project, setting out to explain their lives in letters they will never send.

Alternating between the exuberant, precocious voice of young Swiv and her irrepressible, tenacious Grandma, Fight Night is a love letter to mothers and grandmothers, and to all the women who are still fighting--painfully, ferociously-- for a way to live on their own terms.

Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 10/05/2021
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.87lbs
Size: 8.58h x 5.79w x 1.04d
ISBN: 9781635578171

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2021
Library Journal 09/01/2021 pg. 62
Publishers Weekly 08/23/2021
Booklist 09/15/2021 pg. 18
Shelf Awareness 10/08/2021

About the Author
Miriam Toews is the author of seven previous bestselling novels, Women Talking, All My Puny Sorrows, Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness, The Flying Troutmans, and Irma Voth, and one work of nonfiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award. She lives in Toronto