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A child’s eye view: Fight Night, by Miriam Toews, reviewed

28 May 2022

9:00 AM

28 May 2022

9:00 AM

Fight Night Miriam Toews

Faber, pp.336, 14.99

Writing from a child’s point of view is a daredevil act that Miriam Toews raises the stakes on in her latest novel. The nine-year-old narrator is meant to have written the words that appear on the page. But then there is something inherently risky about Toews’s whole undertaking as a novelist.

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