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  • 17 of 25 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at New Milford Public Library.

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New Milford Public Library F TOEWS (Text to phone) 34021147449256 Adult New Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781635578171
  • ISBN: 1635578175
  • ISBN: 9781635578171 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1635578175 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781635578171
  • ISBN: 1635578175
  • Physical Description: 251 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

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Fight Night is told in the unforgettable voice of Swiv, a nine-year-old living in Toronto with her pregnant mother, who is raising Swiv while caring for her own elderly, frail, yet extraordinarily lively mother. When Swiv is expelled from school, Grandma takes on the role of teacher and gives her the task of writing to Swiv's absent father about life in the household during the last trimester of the pregnancy. In turn, Swiv gives Grandma an assignment: to write a letter to "Gord," her unborn grandchild (and Swiv's soon-to-be brother or sister). "You're a small thing," Grandma writes to Gord, "and you must learn to fight."
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Toronto (Ont.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.
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Fight Night
Fight Night
by Toews, Miriam
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Fight Night

Miriam Toews was born in 1964 in Canada. She is best known for her novels A Complicated Kindness and All My Puny Sorrows. She has won a number of literary prizes including the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award for body of work. She is also a two-time finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a two-time winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Toews had a leading role in the feature film Silent Light, written and directed by Mexican filmmaker, Carlos Reygadas and winner of the 2007 Cannes Jury Prize, an experience that influenced her fifth novel, Irma Voth. (Bowker Author Biography)


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