How to Shake the Other Man - Derek Palacio

Derek Palacio’s small novel wholly encompasses the lives of three men, their losses and their hopes, much in the way the novel’s central location of the boxing ring binds them together. Javier’s journeyman existence leads him skeptically into the arms of the coffee cart entrepreneur Marcel. After Marcel embroils his brother Oscar into teaching Javi the art of boxing, the three of them are forced to play out the tumultuous path of their entangled relationships. There is a great sense of displacement and loss that echoes through every sentence of Palacio’s story. How to Shake the Other Man reminds us that all relationships shadow one another, be it brotherly, romantic, or that of a coach and his protégé, and leave scars far deeper than those left by a pounding to the head.
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ISBN: 9780983658580
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Nouvella - May 14th, 2013