Pugilist at Rest Stories

ISBN-10: 0316473049
ISBN-13: 9780316473040
Edition: N/A
Authors: Thom Jones
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/4/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Thom Jones's first story was published in The New Yorker in 1991. Additional stories were accepted by Harper's, Esquire, and Mirabella magazines, among others, in the six months that followed. Jones's experiences as a boxer, and the resultant epilepsy from injuries received in the ring, form the background for several of the stories in his first collection, The Pugilist at Rest (1993), which was nominated for a National Book Award. The title story of this anthology won the O. Henry Award in 1993, and was included in Best American Short Stories, 1992. He followed with a second collection Cold Snap: Stories (1995). Jones's stories of boxing, the Vietnam War, and a boy's conflict's with his stepfather, among others, display a raw masculinity reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway.

The Pugilist at Rest
Break on Through
The Black Lights
Wipeout
Mosquitoes
Unchain My Heart
"As of July 6, I Am Responsible for No Debts Other Than My Own"
Silhouettes
I Want to Live!
A White Horse
Rocket Man

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