Fight Night

£8.99

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. 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, unnamable 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’s running short. Grandma’s health is failing, the baby is on the way, as a family of three extraordinary women prepare to face life’s great changes together. 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.

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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
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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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Weight 0.228 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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