After the Lights Go Out

a blistering and gritty sports drama, ‘Outstanding’ Chris Whitaker

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A PROPULSIVE AND GRITTY SPORTS DRAMA FOR FANS OF KING RICHARD, WARRIOR AND SA COSBY’S RAZORBLADE TEARS

‘Powerful, bruising and beautiful… Those who haven’t discovered John Vercher yet are seriously missing out’ Chris Whitaker

‘A riveting portrait of masculinity… so exquisite is the result, I would go so far as to say John Vercher could well be the next Great American Novelist’ Kia Abdullah

‘Shrewd and explosive’ New York Times

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THREE-FIFTHS, A SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

How do you save yourself when you’re the person you trust least of all?

Xavier "Scarecrow" Wallace is a biracial Black MMA fighter on the wrong side of thirty, who is facing the comeback fight of his life. He is also losing his battle with pugilistic dementia- a struggle he can no longer deny.

In the nursing home of his father, a white man suffering from Alzheimer's, Xavier witnesses shocking episodes that expose ugly truths about his past and his family.

And as the big fight draws near, a sparring session with a younger competitor goes horribly wrong, leaving Xavier faced with a dangerous dilemma: throw his match or suffer the deadly consequences.

After the Lights Go Out is a propulsive exploration of biracial identity, the price that athletes pay to entertain, and one man's battle to reconcile his past- even when he can't hold on to his present.

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FURTHER PRAISE FOR AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT

‘Vercher writes with the intensity of championship rounds. It had me hooked from start to finish’ Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

‘Exactly the type of book one needs about the fighting life… Brilliant’ Ryan Gattis, author of All Involved

‘Think Warrior by way of Fat City… Xavier “Scarecrow” Wallace is a character I just can’t shake’ William Boyd, author of Shoot the Moonlight Out

‘A stunning, stone-cold knockout’ P. J. Vernon, author of Bath Haus

‘A spellbinding tour de force… Written in deft and visceral prose’ Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy

‘John Vercher writes like a fighter, a dancer, an athlete… After the Lights Go Out left my heart black and blue’ Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home

GENRE
Skönlitteratur
UTGIVEN
2022
7 juni
SPRÅK
EN
Engelska
LÄNGD
288
Sidor
UTGIVARE
Pushkin Press
STORLEK
875,7
KB

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