We are working hard to get your orders processed before Christmas. However, please keep in mind that USPS delays are possible during this busy holiday season. Also, please check the publication date of all pre-order titles in your cart before placing your order to avoid holding up the delivery of other books in your order.
Shelves Bookstore Logo

Fight Night

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

Indie Next Pick
Apple Book of the Month
Finalist for the Atwood-Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

“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.

$24.00

Out of stock

In stock

Product price
Additional options total:
Order total:
Author

Miriam Towes

Format

Hardcover

Publication Date

October 05, 2021

Use our search tools to continue shopping. You know you wanna.

 

Looking for something specific?

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.