Grimmish / Michael Winkler.Publication details: Glebe, NSW : Puncher and Wattmann, 2022.Description: xii, 207 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
- 9781922571472 (paperback)
- Grim, Joe, 1881-1939
- Grim, Joe -- Fiction
- Grim, Joe
- Boxing matches -- Australia
- Boxers (Sports) -- Fiction
- Americans -- Australia -- Fiction
- Australian fiction
- Boxing -- Australia
- Boxing -- Australia -- Fiction
- Boxers (Sports) -- Biography
- Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography
- Biography & Memoir (Australia,USA)
- 796.83092 23
- A823.4 23
- GV1132.G75 W56 2022
- Miles Franklin Award, Longlist 2022.
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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.