This Bloody Mary: Is the Last Thing I Own

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The sport of boxing is dying in a last explosion of dollars. Its beleaguered performers are reaching up for a last payday with bravery, one-liners and self-delusion. Fittingly it is in boxing’s capital, in a faded downtown Vegas casino with a hooker for company, that the author, a boxing writer and sometime boxer’s agent, reflects on his own exit from the scene. As the boxing world starts to recede, the characters he has lived with, and for, rear sharply into focus one last time: the astonishing Jack Kid Berg, and Kid Chocolate the Havana Dandy, and ‘Sweet C’ McMillan. This Bloody Mary is the journey of an obsession. It started innocently enough. But as it proceeds, the arc lights begin to shift, until even the shadows in the minds of those who inhabit and surround the ring seem caught in their glare.

Author

Jonathan Rendall

Binding

Paperback

Brand

Faber & Faber

EAN

9780571315987

EANList

9780571315987

Edition

Main

Genre

Sports & Outdoor Recreation

ISBN

9780571315987

ItemDimensions

776, hundredths-inches, 512, hundredths-inches, 39, hundredths-pounds, 79, hundredths-inches

Label

Faber & Faber

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Faber & Faber

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

208

PackageQuantity

1

ProductGroup

Book

PublicationDate

2014-11-06

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Studio

Faber & Faber