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Fight Scenes

Fight Scenes

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In an intricately linked series of poetic, short tales set in a 1983 suburb, Greg Bottoms portrays his life as one of two 'at-risk' boys as they attempt to learn how to be - and what it means to be - men. By turns funny, disquieting, and moving, Fight Scenes takes an unsparing look at juvenile disaffection and the dark side of white, working-class masculinity. By narrating his experiences with childhood buddy Mark, Bottoms shows how many of America's young men learn to think about work, sex, weakness, violence, and themselves.
In a pared-down, highly readable style that brings to mind the work of Raymond Carver, Sherman Alexie, and Denis Johnson, Bottoms has created a work of literature that shows how even the most accepted forms of 'toughness' can have a damaging, disorienting, and finally dehumanizing effect on everyone, especially kids.

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Fight Scenes
Author(s): Greg Bottoms
ISBN: 1-59376-129-5 / 978-1-59376-129-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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