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Toole is most noted for writing the collection of short stories.Place bid, review and confirm your bid, bid confirmation d h m s day hour hours.This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item.His knowledge of the bizarre world of professional boxing is encyclopedic and utterly persuasive, his prose is as tight as a well-laced pair of gloves and his protagonists, in this collection of five stories and a novella, are mythically heroic (and occasionally evil) but convincing.Another innocent torn up by the fight game is portrayed in "Frozen Water." Only the title novella, "Rope Burns falls somewhat behind the sterling standard set by the other stories, with their firm authority and dead-on dialogue.Oscar -winning movie, million Dollar Baby in 2004.Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner, which were adapted into the.His first story in print was "The Monkey Look published in Zyzzyva in 1999, later collected in, rope Burns.References edit, external links edit, retrieved from " p?titleF.The collection was the debut of Jerry Boyd, at the age of seventy, writing under the pen name.X.Place bid, confirm bid, increase max bid, cancel.Like all of Toole's stories, it's breathlessly readable, even though the climactic bloodshed feels forced, as if Toole's cool narrative style cannot bear so much melodramatic freight.Haggis optioned the film rights quickly thereafter.NPR has since done additional features on Toole, the most recent a profile called "F.X.We recommend you purchase this item via Buy It Now.Hope you win!, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid., this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder., you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.That these two men, separated by thousands of miles, ethnicity and generations, will become the vehicle for one another's redemption is inevitable, but Toole's unsentimental prose and knack for creating tragic characters (whose sufferings, in turn, lead to plausible triumphs) overcome the ready-made plot.Publisher's Weekly "Toole, who died before seeing the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of his short story "Million Dollar Baby weighs in posthumously with this bruising smoker of a novel.Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
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Toole while listening to a National Public Radio (NPR) "Morning Edition" show that featured an interview of the first-time author.