The Shadow Boxer

The Shadow Boxer This is the story of Sevigne Torrins poet and boxer who sets out to make it in the world but whose sexual and professional misadventures take him from a demanding muscular boyhood on the shores of

  • Title: The Shadow Boxer
  • Author: Steven Heighton
  • ISBN: 9780618139330
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the story of Sevigne Torrins, poet and boxer, who sets out to make it in the world but whose sexual and professional misadventures take him from a demanding, muscular boyhood on the shores of Lake Superior to the trendy, bohemian life of Toronto and even to Egypt In the tradition of such classics as LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL and JUDE THE OBSCURE, THE SHADOW BOXER is thThis is the story of Sevigne Torrins, poet and boxer, who sets out to make it in the world but whose sexual and professional misadventures take him from a demanding, muscular boyhood on the shores of Lake Superior to the trendy, bohemian life of Toronto and even to Egypt In the tradition of such classics as LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL and JUDE THE OBSCURE, THE SHADOW BOXER is that rarest of contemporary performances, an ambitious, unabashedly romantic story about an exposed soul determined to live life to the hilt Only a writer of Steven Heighton s extraordinary gifts could pull it off with such unsentimental passion and literary grace.

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    About "Steven Heighton"

    1. Steven Heighton

      Steven Heighton born August 14, 1961 is a Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet He is the author of ten books, including two short story collections, three novels, and five poetry collections 1 His most recent novel, Every Lost Country, was published in 2010.Heighton was born in Toronto, Ontario, and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree, at Queens University 2 Heighton s most recent books are the novel Every Lost Country May 2010 3 and the poetry collection Patient Frame April 2010 4 Heighton is also the author of the novel Afterlands 2006 ,which appeared in six countries 5 The book has recently been optioned for film Steven Heighton s debut novel, The Shadow Boxer 2001 , a story about a young poet boxer and his struggles growing up, also appeared in five countries 6 His work has been translated into ten languages and widely anthologised 7 His books have been nominated for the Governor General s Award, the Trillium Award, the Journey Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and Britain s W.H Smith Award best book of the year 8 He has received the Gerald Lampert Award, gold medals for fiction and for poetry in the National Magazine Awards, the Air Canada Award, and the 2002 Petra Kenney Prize Flight Paths of the Emperor has been listed at as one of the ten best Canadian short story collections 9 Heighton has been the writer in residence at McArthur College, Queen s University and The University of Ottawa 10 He has also participated in several workshops including the Summer Literary Seminars, poetry work shop, in St Petersburg, Russia 2007 , and the Writing with Style, short fiction workshop, in Banff, Alberta 2007 11 Heighton currently lives in Kingston, Ontario with his family 12

    398 thoughts on “The Shadow Boxer”

    1. BLUES PER IL BOXEUR SCRITTOREÈ la storia di una lunga iniziazione alla vita, secondo il vecchio modello dei padri, modello drammaticamente sovrapposto alle nuove regole che il mondo moderno ci impone.I Grandi laghi fra Canada e Stati Uniti, il perimetro d’acqua, ghiacci e bufere in cui si formò la prima vera scintilla della letteratura americana che diede fuoco all’ultimo dei Mohicani. La terra contesa ai coloni francesi dalle truppe di Sua Maestà Britannica. Il regno dei cacciatori di pe [...]


    2. Boats, books and boxing. Steven Heighton's debut combines three of my favorite things. How could it miss?! Young Sevigne Torrins comes from a line of pugilist sailormen, self-taught intellectuals with a love for the Sweet Science (that's punching people in the face). He grows up on the Canadian side of Lake Superior -- the Soo -- boxing and playing literary "name that reference" games with his Hemingway-esque father. After Torrins Sr.'s boozing splits the family apart, Sevigne stays with his dad [...]


    3. An excellent book, but it's weighted down by an oppressive tone that makes it very difficult to love. Its bleakness is authentic, but relentless. A well realized cast of characters helps to keep it from being crushed under the weight of its own cynicism.


    4. I read this a few years ago and fell in love with the writing almost immediately, though it took a little longer to get into the plot. The language more than made up for my slow start though - it was delicious and lyrical, and I wanted to savour every single word. Then, as I got to know the characters I was totally hooked. By the end of the book I was struggling to slow down & continue to take in every line, and not to speed ahead to find out what was going to happen to the main character, S [...]


    5. pretty cool, a romantic boxer's life before during after his fighting days, his loving days. debut novel by this canadian author.



    6. An interesting read - certainly a book about a life journey. The story starts on the shores of Lake Superior, which I liked. Interesting range of relationships and characters in this book.I liked this book.




    7. This is still one of my most beloved books! Heighton's stories are masterfully woven together; I found myself completely immersed in the world of both father and son.



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