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Fight Like a Girl

Written by Sheena Kamal

Featured Books for 11+ readers General Fiction Romance / Relationship Stories

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It's been a month since Trisha's dad was killed, wandering out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, and her mother grabs the wheel. To try to avoid him? To try NOT to avoid him? Trisha doesn't know exactly what happened that night, but she's afraid it's going to happen again ... Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye colour or a quirk of smile. Eighteen-year-old Trisha's trying to break the chain, channelling her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing, an unlikely sport for a slightly built girl of Indian descent. She's the Canadian daughter of Trinidadian parents, whose own ancestors came over as indentured servants from India, replacing the Africans in the sugar fields after slavery was abolished. All that love and violence, identities warped and lost, passed on to her family, played out in every punch her father lands on her mother. Until the night he wanders out drunk in front of Trisha's car, and everything changes for ever.

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It's been a month since Trisha's dad was killed, wandering out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, and her mother grabs the wheel. To try to avoid him? To try NOT to avoid him? Trisha doesn't know exactly what happened that night, but she's afraid it's going to happen again ... Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye colour or a quirk of smile. Eighteen-year-old Trisha's trying to break the chain, channelling her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing, an unlikely sport for a slightly built girl of Indian descent. She's the Canadian daughter of Trinidadian parents, whose own ancestors came over as indentured servants from India, replacing the Africans in the sugar fields after slavery was abolished. All that love and violence, identities warped and lost, passed on to her family, played out in every punch her father lands on her mother. Until the night he wanders out drunk in front of Trisha's car, and everything changes for ever.

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ISBN: 9781471408854
Publication date: 10/03/2020
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471408854
Publication date: 10th March 2020
Author: Sheena Kamal
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Gritty Reads, Romance / Relationship Stories

About Sheena Kamal

SHEENA KAMAL's debut novel Eyes Like Mine won the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, a Strand Magazine Critics Award, and Macavity Award for Best First Novel. It has been sold in fifteen countries and was a Globe and Mail Bestseller, a TIME Magazine Recommended Read, an iBooks Best Book, a Bustle Best Book, and a Powell's Pick. Her other books include It All Falls Down and No Going Back. Kamal divides her time between Vancouver and Toronto. Visit her website at www.sheenakamal.com

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