Bring Your Legs with You (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) by Darrell Spencer

By Darrell Spencer

A boxer who brings his legs with him involves the hoop with the energy and stamina to make it via each around of a difficult struggle. during this new assortment, winner of the celebrated Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Darrell Spencer supplies fiction with simply that sort of power.

Bring Your Legs with You includes 9 interconnected tales set in Las Vegas. that includes numerous views and narrators, they're full of unforgettable characters, together with Carl T. Plugg, a sharp-dressed, smooth-talking, non-hustling pool shark; Spinoza, the philosophical day laborer with “Department of massive recommendations” lettered at the door of his pickup; Jacob, an smug legal professional who learns too overdue the risks of swimming with the sharks; Gus, a guy who hasn't ever obvious his son struggle regardless of his insatiable fascination with the candy technology; and Jane, a lady cautious of her ex-husband, yet nonetheless in love sufficient to percentage her mattress with him.

Above all of them looms Tommy Rooke, retired prizefighter and self-employed roof craftsman. Undefeated within the ring, Rooke walked clear of boxing on the best of his video game, to the confusion and consternation of his family and friends. As his father, former supervisor, and diverse different hangers-on motivate him to level a comeback, Tommy strikes in the course of the gated groups and sun-blasted strip shops of Las Vegas, wrestling with own selection, the caprices of destiny, and the associated fee the gods call for for our sins.

More than a booklet approximately boxing, playing, success, and damaged goals, Bring Your Legs with You delves deeply into the lifetime of its improper yet clever hero, a guy deeply dedicated to his acquaintances yet misplaced in a violent international. A author unafraid to teach the connections among humans, Spencer gives you a hard-hitting assortment full of wealthy discussion and spare prose.

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