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Jack Munday has been fighting all his life. His early memories are from the boxing ring, but since then he has grown numb, scarred by his bullying father and haunted by the tragic... Read more
Jack Munday has been fighting all his life. His early memories are from the boxing ring, but since then he has grown numb, scarred by his bullying father and haunted by the tragic fate of his first love. Caught up in the austerity of post-war London, Jack is now a grafting boxing manager in search of a break. His old haunts of Peckham and Camberwell are an unwelcome reminder of his oppressive past; so too is the crumbling family home he still shares with his invalid sister, Pearl. So when hope and ambitio appear in the form of young hopeful Frank, Jack seizes his chance.
The Longest Fight Paperback edition by Emily Bullock
Emily Bullock won the Bristol Short Story Prize with her story My Girl, which was also broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She worked in film before pursuing writing full time. Her memoir piece No One Plays Boxing was shortlisted for the Fish International Publishing Prize 2013 and her short story Zoom was longlisted for the Bath Short Story Prize 2014. She also won the National Writers in Education Conference (NAWE) Short Story Competition in 2013. She has a Creative Writing MA from the University of East Anglia and completed her PhD at the Open University, where she also teaches Creative Writing. The Longest Fight is Emily's debut novel.
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