Thom Jones's magnificent first collection of stories presents a brutal vision of the human condition, in a world without mercy or redemption.
The Pugilist at Rest gives us an America of Vietnam vets and ex-boxers, of bitter lovers in trailer parks, of lives passing in brilliant epileptic flickers. 'Thom Jones has stormed the scene like an angry doberman at a garden party.
He is shocking, he is gorgeous . . . A voice so relentless and felonious at once that you ought to need a permit to carry it.' Boston Globe
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 20/03/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571171354
- Paperback / softback from £6.79