The Fighter

Craig Davidson

When a pair of fighters step into an illegal ring, sometimes only one walks out.

This is the story of two men from radically different backgrounds, but with one thing in common. For Rob, it’s a question of talent and duty. For Paul, it’s one of fear.

In the bloody world of bare-knuckle boxing the stakes are mercilessly high. Testing the difficult relationships between fathers and their sons, The Fighter explores the lengths to which these men are driven for self-knowledge, and the depths they will plumb in order to belong.

‘This gripping novel sees two men dive perilously into a violent underworld – a world that very quickly threatens to rip them both apart’ Maxim

‘Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh all rave about Davidson, with good reason. The Fighter is a brutally honest and explosively powerful novel. Examining masculinity in a startling way with visceral prose, it’s truly remarkable writing’ Big Issue

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033053929601
Published: 27/06/2012

Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson was born in Toronto. He wrote Rust and Bone in 2005 and his debut novel, The Fighter, in 2007. His subsequent novel Cataract City is set in the Niagara Falls region. Craig enjoys hearing from his readers, and encourages them to contact him through his website,

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