It’s been five years since his father died, and fourteen-year-old George is the man of the family. He knows all too well how brutal the life of a fighter can be. Didn’t it kill his father?
But Monty, George’s younger brother, has a completely different attitude. Boxing comes naturally to him. It’s in his blood. He thinks of it as his father’s legacy.
Unless George figures out a way to stop it, will boxing kill Monty, too?
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Easter Sunday afternoon Monty was lying on the couch in front of the TV. He was sleeping in front of one of those Jesus movies with a thousand different actors in it that he always sleeps through on a Sunday afternoon. First, he eats his weight at dinner, which isn’t all that much, then he sacks out for a couple of hours. I sat next to him, by his feet, since he didn’t take up more than half the length of the sofa, and Ma was in the kitchen doing the dishes. I got up to put my suit coat on.
“Where do you go, George?” Monty surprised me, opening his...see more
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