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Grimmish / Michael Winkler.

By: Publication details: Glebe, NSW : Puncher and Wattmann, 2022.Description: xii, 207 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9781922571472 (paperback)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 796.83092 23
  • A823.4 23
LOC classification:
  • GV1132.G75 W56 2022
Awards:
  • Miles Franklin Award, Longlist 2022.
Summary: Pain was Joe Grim's self-expression, his livelihood and reason for being. In 1908-09 the Italian-American boxer toured Australia, losing fights but amazing crowds with his showmanship and extraordinary physical resilience. On the east coast Grim played a supporting role in the Jack Johnson-Tommy Burns Fight of the Century; on the west coast he was committed to an insane asylum. In between he played with the concept and reality of pain in a shocking manner not witnessed before or since.
List(s) this item appears in: Australian Historical Fiction
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library Fiction - Historical WIN Available 064400
Total reserves: 1

Originally published: Westbourne Books, 2021.

Includes bibliographical references.

Pain was Joe Grim's self-expression, his livelihood and reason for being. In 1908-09 the Italian-American boxer toured Australia, losing fights but amazing crowds with his showmanship and extraordinary physical resilience. On the east coast Grim played a supporting role in the Jack Johnson-Tommy Burns Fight of the Century; on the west coast he was committed to an insane asylum. In between he played with the concept and reality of pain in a shocking manner not witnessed before or since.

Miles Franklin Award, Longlist 2022.

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