The Pugilist's Wife tells the story of Magdalene Tucker, a jilted woman who takes in a drifter during one of Sun, Louisiana's worst recorded droughts. When the townspeople find out about this, they decide to lead a sort of crusade to Magdalene's farm in order to put an end to Magdalene's and this man's sins, thinking them the sole cause of the town's plight. But no one can predict that this convergence upon Magdalene's land will turn violent, resulting in a brutal and bloody climax, where chance and coincidence take a back seat to love, honor, revenge, and pride.
David Armand teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as Managing Editor for Louisiana Literature. David has written a collection of short stories, Mae's Blues, and he is currently at work on his second novel, Harlow. David lives in Hammond with his wife, Lucy, their daughter, Lily, and their son, Levi.