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Boxing clever: Headshot, by Rita Bullwinkel, reviewed

As eight teenage girls progress through a boxing championship in Reno, fighting is shown to be an undeniable, animal part of femininity in this knockout debut novel

23 March 2024

9:00 AM

23 March 2024

9:00 AM

Headshot Rita Bullwinkel

Daunt, pp.256, 9.99

Rita Bullwinkel’s knockout debut novel adopts the structure of the boxing tournament it vividly describes. Eight teenage girls are competing in the ‘Daughters of America Cup’ at Bob’s Boxing Palace, Reno. We encounter them in the ring as they progress through four opening rounds and two semis to the final.

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