Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Prize-winning Australian author's 2nd book, the story of two brothers who sign up with a sleazy boxing promoter, in an attempt to earn money to help their family. In an interview discussing this book, Zusak talked about what he hoped readers would notice in the book: "the themes of fighting for your own dignity when it seems to be stripped from you everywhere you go, longing to make yourself into something, as well as the themes of love (no matter how little it is shown) and loyalty. But I also hope that people notice the style of my writing --- the different imagery I use and the shortness of it. I'm most attracted to writing that can describe something without detail --- where few words can have a lot of impact. Last of all, I hope people can feel the combination of humor and struggle." Zusak is also the author of the highly acclaimed young adult novel, 'The Book Thief.' 217 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue. .
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