Thrown (Paperback)

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“Unlike anything you've ever read, Thrown is a philosophical exploration of what it means to be alive viewed through the lens of mixed martial arts. The work of an intense intellect, Thrown uses the lives of two combatants to struggle with the biggest questions of human experience, fighting for meaning and significance in our chaotic and confusing world. A major work by a major mind.”
— Josh Cook, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Description


In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters--one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Acclaimed essayist Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture.

Kerry Howley's work has appeared in The Paris Review, New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Slate, and frequently in Bookforum. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program.


About the Author


Kerry Howley: Kerry Howley's work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and frequently in Bookforum. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was an Arts Fellow and the Provost's Visiting Writer in Nonfiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781936747924
ISBN-10: 1936747928
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication Date: October 14th, 2014
Pages: 282
Language: English