The Pugilist's Wife

A Novel

978-1-933896-67-0 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5 x 0.52 in
183 pp.
Pub Date: 11/28/2011


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Winner of The 2010 George Garrett Fiction Prize, selected by Eric Miles Williamson.

The Pugilist's Wife tells the story of Magdalene Tucker, a jilted woman who takes in a drifter during one of Sun, Louisiana's worst recorded droughts. When the townspeople find out about this, they decide to lead a sort of crusade to Magdalene's farm in order to put an end to Magdalene's and this man's sins, thinking them the sole cause of the town's plight. But no one can predict that this convergence upon Magdalene's land will turn violent, resulting in a brutal and bloody climax, where chance and coincidence take a back seat to love, honor, revenge, and pride.

Published by Texas Review Press