The Fighter

The Fighter

by Michael Farris Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316432344
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 329,963
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation Road, Rivers and The Hands of Strangers and is the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Author Award. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South Magazine, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.

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The Fighter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sobryan More than 1 year ago
As a reader, I’m in love with Michael Farris Smith. I’m also afraid of him. Smith is at the top of his game with “The Fighter.” As with his other novels, he takes readers to an emotional place in his latest novel. It’s a place filled with darkness, danger, yet one rimmed with light. Jack Boucher, known in fight rings as The Butcher, is in pain. His body is broken, and his heart is empty. As he travels through the Mississippi Delta, he only wants to make things right for his adoptive mom. But nothing comes easy as his past races after him. Gambling debts, crippling aches and pains, homestead foreclosure, family dysfunction and more follow him like a starving dog on an lonely road. The pain we feel for Jack is a testament to Smith’s writing skills. He creates characters with depth, baggage, but always with a touch of redemption. Smith definitely has scored a knockout with “The Fighter.”