A story from Nikesh Shukla to stir the heart and awaken vital conversations about love.
An amateur boxer trains in the contained space of a gym. Readying themselves for a match.
About the author
Nikesh Shukla is a columnist for the Observer and the
author of three novels, Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for
the Costa First Novel Award 2010), Meatspace, and The
One Who Wrote Destiny. Nikesh has written for the
Guardian, Esquire, BuzzFeed, VICE, Noisey, Channel 4,
BBC2, Lit Hub, Guernica, and BBC Radio 4. Nikesh is the
editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good
Immigrant, which won the readers’ choice at the Books
Are My Bag Awards. Nikesh was one of Foreign Policy
magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers, and the Bookseller’s 100
most influential people in publishing in 2016 and 2017.