A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Until she visited downtown Boston’s Somerville Boxing Club, the writer regarded boxing with disgust. Her opinion changed after she met four adolescent girls and their trainer. She describes what she learned in the gym about herself, girls who box, and the buried connections between femininity and aggression.
- Leah Hager Cohen author of "Without Apology," "Train Go Sorry;" Glass, Paper, Beans;" "The Stuff of Dreams," and two other novels, "Heat Lightning" and "Heart, You Bully, You Punk."
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